Spreading Good News (Part 459 – Life’s Tool Belt)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.







Life’s Tool Belt

~ Joyce Fields

When my son was a little boy—around 10 years old—I used to tell him that he always wears a tool belt that contains all the tools he would ever need to solve the problems and challenges that life would present.

The Hammer represents dogged persistence to pound away at the problem.  He received his hammer by doing things over and over until he got them right.

The Screwdriver represents the patience to keep turning and turning until free of the problem.  He received his screwdriver by being made to wait for what he wanted—unperturbed.  And then be rewarded for waiting.

The Pliers represent the will to keep tugging and pulling away at the problem.  He received his pliers by being made to find the answers for himself before asking someone else.

The Ratchet represents all the choices that can be applied—depending on the size of the problem.  He received his ratchet by being shown that there are many sides to a problem—many ways to look at a problem.

The Nails represent the love that is used to keep it all together.  He received his nails by being wrapped in hugs, kisses, respect, kindness, laughter—all the good stuff.

And the tool belt itself—the thing that holds all the tools—that’s God, keeping all the tools within reach!


What’s YOUR take on this piece?


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If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.


~ Joyce Fields




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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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7 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 459 – Life’s Tool Belt)

  1. That’s a great story. A easy and simple way to explain it to a young person as well. I quite enjoyed it.

  2. living4bliss says:

    I just bought a toy toolbelt for my grandson. I will keep this blog as an object lesson. Thanks Joyce.

  3. Kortnie and Konto says:

    This is wonderful story! I remember this.

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