I am all for being honest and calling things as I see them but a thought occurred to me late one afternoon when I was gardening and broke this spade. I had heard people say “call a spade a spade” lately, a term that was first introduced to English in 1542 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_call_a_spade_a_spade). It simply means To “be outspoken, blunt, even to the point of rudeness; to call things by their proper names without any “beating about the bush”.
Where do we draw the line between making someone aware of what they are doing and convincing them it is a part of who they are? Forever binding a person to the chains that hold us down instead of lifting their eyes up because the more we focus on the temporary the harder it is to focus on the eternal whether in word or in deed. Are we more a part of the problem then the solution as I held that broken spade and tried to use it I realized it simply would never the same. Everyone has their breaking point, unlike the spade they have a choice to change but sadly many will not. It is our job to thrust greatness upon them and get back to the garden put your gloves on it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it, let’s do it together.
“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare