Following Instructions

We learn to follow instructions at a young age. It’s how we learn most everything: some one shows us how.

I recall building model airplanes as a kid. I remember looking at the bag of parts, the instruction sheet, and thinking, “This seems hard.”

Going step by step wasn’t easy for me. Reading the instructions first wasn’t my natural response; I just wanted to jump in.

Fast forward a few decades, I’ve got this plumbing kit to repair / replace a handle in the bathtub. I’ve got a bag of parts and an instruction sheet.

Following instructions is still not my natural approach. But at least I recognize that now; at least I see the humor of my own shortcoming, and read the instructions. Now if I can only get old and new parts to gel together and fix this handle.

If so? Well if so, then GOOD.

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