Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"One Thing

SOURCE:  “The B-Team Report” by Isaac Butterworth.  Connections:  The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church, Wichita Falls.  April 2004.
KEYWORDS:  priority, purpose, focus, movie

"Do you remember that scene in the movie “City Slickers” where Mitch (played by Billy Crystal) and Curly (played by Jack Palance) are riding along on horseback looking for stray cattle?  Curly, the crusty old cowboy, asks Mitch, the “city slicker,” “Do you know what the secret to life is?”

Mitch replies, “No, what?”

Curly holds up one finger and says, “This.”

“Your finger?”

“One thing,” Curly replies, “just one thing.  You stick to that and everything else don’t mean nothing’.”

Mitch looks back at Curly and says, “That’s great, but what’s the one thing?”

And Curly answers, “That’s what *you* got to figure out.

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