Sometimes, help comes from unusual sources

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Winchester Real Estate Sales, 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 .....

September 22, 2012 11:42 AM
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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!

September 22, 2012 12:18 PM
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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!

September 22, 2012 04:27 PM
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Mike Cooper
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Absolutely, Sally.

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

Absolutely, Paula.

September 22, 2012 06:48 PM
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what a wonderful video.. Love IT!!! and what a wonderful blog too!! 

September 22, 2012 08:52 PM
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Sheila.  Happy Sunday!

September 23, 2012 04:29 AM
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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!!

September 23, 2012 05:15 AM
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Dorie.  I loved the video.  Had to share it.

September 23, 2012 05:31 AM
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Melissa Marro
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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. 

September 23, 2012 10:04 AM
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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.

September 23, 2012 10:37 AM
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Ralph & Janet Henze
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Loved the video Mike!  I agree with Debbie, a great life lesson!

Jan

September 23, 2012 11:09 AM
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Mike Cooper
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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?

September 23, 2012 11:19 AM
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I loved this!! Thank you for sharing!

September 23, 2012 12:52 PM
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Mike Cooper
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Glad you liked it, Monique. 

September 23, 2012 12:58 PM
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Nan Jester
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No shame in accepting help when needed. These days we all seem to need some.

September 23, 2012 01:35 PM
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Mike Cooper
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You bet, Nan.  Thanks for dropping by.

September 23, 2012 01:39 PM
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"Goat in the water"! LOL I just love that!! Saw that on FB a couple days ago.. So cute!

September 23, 2012 03:41 PM
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Now that's cool - the hero pig!

September 23, 2012 03:49 PM
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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

September 23, 2012 04:28 PM
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Mike Cooper
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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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