Sometimes, help comes from unusual sources

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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I saw a great video today of a pig saving a goat who was struggling in a pond.  It was great, and it made me think of a life principle.  Sometimes in life people struggle.  Some people are so focused on what they see as the solution that they can't see the pig treading water nearby. 

An open mind and a willingness to accept help from unusual sources may not only save your life, business, career, etc., but it might just introduce you to a great friend and resource.

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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And vice versa..helping someone in need .....

Sep 22, 2012 04:42 AM #17
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I loved this video.  The local news ran it last night.  This could be a modern day fable.  I suppose in a way it is.  But we visually see this and lose the concept of:  the morale to the story.  We need to put aside our differences and HELP each other out of the mud!  Geez a pig helped out a goat -- that's a fable!  We're humans and yet . . . there's so many of our own species stuck in the mud.  And when helped out of in with love . . . oh never mind.  We'd much rather blow each other back to the stone age.  Happy peace day!

Sep 22, 2012 05:18 AM #18
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Paula McDonald
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Mike, saw that video on Good Morning America.  It was not only adorable but it had great meaning.  You just never know where you are going to get a helping hand.  Just keep yourself open to all the possibilities!

Sep 22, 2012 09:27 AM #19
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Mike Cooper
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Absolutely, Sally.

We can definitely learn something, can't we Carla?

Absolutely, Paula.

Sep 22, 2012 11:48 AM #20
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what a wonderful video.. Love IT!!! and what a wonderful blog too!! 

Sep 22, 2012 01:52 PM #21
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Sheila.  Happy Sunday!

Sep 22, 2012 09:29 PM #22
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Mike,

This was such an amazing video but what you wrote was even better! Can't believe there is no gold star on this post! Kathy has featured this one in her morning post of one of her Ah-ha moments and she was right on! Suggested!!

Sep 22, 2012 10:15 PM #23
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Thanks, Dorie.  I loved the video.  Had to share it.

Sep 22, 2012 10:31 PM #24
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I agree completely. I just got an introduction to a HUGE potential customer, from my competition. Their business model is different than mine and she knew that I would be of value to the customer. Sometimes you just never know who you might need that push up onto the rock from. 

Sep 23, 2012 03:04 AM #25
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Thanks Mike,

To quote a famous spider named Charlotte, "that's some pig".

Thanks for posting this valuable reminder and very entertaining video.

Sep 23, 2012 03:37 AM #26
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Loved the video Mike!  I agree with Debbie, a great life lesson!

Jan

Sep 23, 2012 04:09 AM #27
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Congratulations, Melissa. 

I thought about Charlotte when I saw that video, Bob.  One of my all time favorite books.

It was fun, wasn't it, Jan?

Sep 23, 2012 04:19 AM #28
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I loved this!! Thank you for sharing!

Sep 23, 2012 05:52 AM #29
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Mike Cooper
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Glad you liked it, Monique. 

Sep 23, 2012 05:58 AM #30
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No shame in accepting help when needed. These days we all seem to need some.

Sep 23, 2012 06:35 AM #31
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Mike Cooper
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You bet, Nan.  Thanks for dropping by.

Sep 23, 2012 06:39 AM #32
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"Goat in the water"! LOL I just love that!! Saw that on FB a couple days ago.. So cute!

Sep 23, 2012 08:41 AM #33
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Now that's cool - the hero pig!

Sep 23, 2012 08:49 AM #34
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Thanks, Mike - I came over from Kathy Streib's "What I Learned this Week" post.
Looking back at many situations leaves me in awe as to how it really all came together. I agree that keeping an open mind makes amazing things happen.
Bruce

Sep 23, 2012 09:28 AM #35
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Great video, Tammy.  Thanks for stopping by.

He seemed to be very causal about his fame, don't you think, Anna?

Thanks for dropping by, Bruce.

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