When I was taking therapy to recover from hand surgery, I got shocked. That tens unit shocking machine felt like someone was burning a cigarette on my arm. I told the therapist, “I think the charge on this is too high. You’d better turn it down.”
He assured me instead that the charge was OK. It was probably some impedance that changed the pH of my skin—like sweat, salt, PMS hormones, anything. So he took a wet paper towel and wiped my arm, then stuck the machine piece back on my arm.
And the pain was gone.
I am a person who has a lot of ideas. A lot. When something goes wrong, I instantly want to throw out the baby and start all over again. Something brand new. Something totally unrelated and different. Surely that will bring success. Or at least take away the pain.
But sometimes the change that’s needed is something so minor that our clever minds miss it. Sometimes we don’t have to throw out the baby. Maybe we just need to change the water.
Humor is our bathwater. The place where we can experiment, make alterations, test the waters. How our babies react to that water will determine the amount of change we can create.
Are YOU throwing out the baby before you test the water?