Yes…this is correct! Your eyes Do Not Deceive you. I’m not a huge fan of Flat Stanley.
For years our sister-in-law, Tracy, lived in Arizona and taught elementary school and had her class send Flat Stanley’s all over the country and one of them would inadvertently would find itself here in Bay Village, OH. It was great for the youngster who didn’t have anywhere else to send Flat Stanley because he would go everywhere in Northeast Ohio. The Art and History Museums, The Rock & Roll Hall of fame, Church, Lake Erie, Diners, Parks and yes, even my colonoscopy, unbeknownst to me, with his little blue booties and cap on.
I hate him. . . .
But, I’ve go to admit, Flat Stanley has been more places and and has touched more people’s lives than I will ever in the next 1000 years. He’s brought more smiles, stimulated more conversations, brought more people together and generally have made more people/kids feel good than my wildest imagination could ever conjure.
Hey, if Flat Stanley can do that, what about me, you, us? Maybe it’s a uphill battle or an unconquerable feat, but what a horizon to chase, huh? Because when it’s all said, done and complained about, Flat Stanley’s greatest trip is the one that takes us to the very center of Compassion. Now maybe, just maybe that’s the greatest, most adventurous trip he’s ever taken. . .and one that he continually invites and inspires!
Besides if you can’t strangle, dispose or beat him. . .uhhh, yeah, Join him. There’s much Compassion to not only receive, but ultimately to share and share and share again and again and. . . .
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