In Others’ Words: Circus Monkeys
I’ve wanted to share this quote — a proverb, actually — with you for several weeks, ever since my daughter, Amy, shared it with me.
I laughed out loud when she showed it to me on Pinterest. And then I thought, “There’s a lot of wisdom in those six words.”
Sometimes the proverb is accompanied with this caution: Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words:
“Not my circus, not my monkeys.”
Humor-filled, yes. But still a great truth to start the week.
Stay focused on what is your concern.
Stay focused on who is your concern.
Don’t get pulled into other people’s stuff … because sometimes, it’s just none of our business. We can always pray about it … but we are not always called to become part of it — part of the problem or part of the solution.
In Your Words: What’s ahead for you this week? Do you have any other sayings that help you stay focused on your priorities?
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