Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 7 Habits

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.

Stephen Covey

Gerry, knowing how I appreciate time spent at the bookstore, drops me off before he heads down the hill to the tire store and gifts me with some unexpected time to browse.

There, in the current bestseller section I find Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I’m surprised, but pleased, to find this old favourite and wonder what caused the renewed interest in Covey’s timeless principles.

My own copy of the book was borrowed long ago and never returned but, in part, thanks to corporate training I participated in about twenty-five or thirty years ago, the principles remain ingrained in me.

That I’m still thinking about the book this morning tells me I should pick up a new copy and reread it—and then pass it on. I have just the person in mind I want to share it with.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. It must have struck a chord, and I believe in following those feelings. I find old favorites in my down town book store on occasion. I’ve found some good old gems.

  2. There is a version for teens that we used when working with students.

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