Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Life Lessons From Sherlock: It’s not about the fall, it’s about the landing

Did you watch Sherlock last week? The Abominable Bride was wonderful, although the flash backs/flash forwards were a bit of mental whiplash.

The dialogue the entire episode was fast and witty. In particular, Moriarty, Sherlock’s nemesis and the embodiment of evil, had a few zingers. He said something to the effect of: It’s not about the fall, it’s about the landing.

Evil is so darn wise.

When it comes to getting back up, Brene Brown’s Rising Strong is a solid authorityBut there is an integral component between the falling and the rising. We should heed Moriarty – the landing matters.

Many sports teach its athletes how to fall. Similarly, stroke patients and persons with balance impairments are taught to  fall in a manner that absorbs the impact and lessens injury.

If we’re going to fall – and we are – we might as well consider the landing. 

All of this begs the question: what’s the “right” way to land? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, it’s landing in a way that best positions you to rise up again.

We don’t like to think about falling. But if I’m going to take a nose dive, I’d prefer to have my mouth closed. Wouldn’t you?

The landing matters.

Also, because I can’t resist. Here’s another great Moriarty quote: Rest assured, there are no ghosts in this world… save the ones we make for ourselves.

So many life lessons from Sherlock!
In other news, it’s 10 days until Mr. Scientist returns to China. His chaperone called him yesterday to begin preparing him for the trip back. 

He is still waiting for a family, and as the clock ticks down, it’s hard not to feel a little panicky.
But his story doesn’t end the day he boards the plane, it’s only really just beginning.

There is an exactly right family for Mr S. and they will stick the landing. I just know it.

To learn more about Mr. S, please contact: Meredith@gwca.org
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  1. I wish it could be me. Praying for Mr. S and the beautiful family that awaits him.

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