THE GREATEST EFFORT IS NOT CONCERNED WITH RESULTS
It wasn’t on Thanksgiving, but we did get our Chinese food. 🙂 I thought my fortune cookie paper was ALL wrong, though. “The greatest effort is not concerned with results.”
I wonder what Michelangelo would have thought of that while he worked on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Or to make it a little more personal, what about the person who is busting their butt to try to get into shape? Not concerned with results?? Or training for a race? Trying for an essay award? To simply cook a nice meal for the family? Who doesn’t care that their laundry results are good? We all like clean clothes.
I know when I worked with Lilly (and still work with her), that I work with the hope of results -maybe small ones, but I cannot stop hoping and expecting.
And then there are the parents of severely handicapped kids, who put out day-after-day, week-after-week, year-after-year. What if there never will be any results? What if that child is basically a vegetable, and there never will be any change? Maybe that’s what this fortune is talking about, because LOVE is the only thing that can be at the center of the greatest effort not concerned with results.
Put that in your fortune cookie,