“Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick. Jill be nimble, jump it too, if Jack can do it, so can you”. Father Gander’s Nursery Rhymes.
I love this modern-day version of a nursery rhyme classic. It reminds me about the benefits of being nimble when it comes to enjoying a great life. It is not simply a physical attribute or ability. It starts as an attitude and with practice can become a habit.
Challenges happen to everyone and they come in all shapes and sizes. Being nimble helps you not get thrown off course when they do. Nimble steps don’t need to be large. They need to be lithe. A nimble-minded person can sidestep a last-minute schedule change, heavy traffic, or bad weather. A nimble attitude looks for Plan B when Plan A goes awry.
Even the sound of the word nimble suggests not getting bent out of shape by a bump in the road. This doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish what you set out to do. It means there is another way. And sometimes? That’s where the magic lies.
We all have wonderful stories we tell of being in the right place at the right time. The punch line is always the same, and yet it never ceases to delight us. The synchronicity of people, events, and opportunities is an extraordinary experience.
Remember, channel your inner Jack or Jill and nip over the next candlestick that is in your path. It’s another key to enjoying a great life, simplified!