Pattern for Smartness

In learning you will teach, in teaching you will learn. ~   Phil Collins

One day a knock came at the door. Moxie went to open it and it was old Miss Eunice standing in a downpour.

“Moxie, dear, it’s a dreadful day. Why don’t you come over and we’ll watch a movie! I’ll make a bowl of popcorn and we’ll have  root beer floats!

“Root beer floats?”Moxie remembered the one and only one she’d had in a lifetime and it was delicious!”

“I’ll need some help with setting up my movie projector…it’s been years!”

“Movie projector? You mean your computer?”

“Why no dear, I’ll show you the machine when we get out it out of the attic.”

The two women proceeded over to Miss Eunice’s house whereupon Moxie went to the attic. She tried to identify what a movie projector might look like. Forget it! Moxie thought, as her frustration level mounted as she routed through vintage stuff piled to the ceiling.

Thankfully she’d brought her laptop over to Miss Eunices. She decided she’d humor her old lady friend by finding the movie on You Tube.

Moxie couldn’t imagine why Miss Eunice insisted she sit through an old school movie. As soon as the first few lines in the film mentioned home economics Moxie thought, Really? I don’t even know what that is!

Moxie sat patiently and watched the entire movie. When the film was over she asked, “Miss Eunice, was life really that simple back then, when you were a young girl?”

“Yes, in many aspects, dear. A wise man named Confucius once said ‘Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated‘.”

Wow! thought Moxie. Perhaps he was right.

That evening, Moxie, went to sleep with visions of opportunity in her head.

This blog is brought to you by Sue Batton Leonard, award-winning author of Sew the Heart.


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