Mom’s Short Takes

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In the world of blogs, there are long posts, short posts and even shorter than short posts.

How short are they?

They are so short that they are hardly posts at all. I call mine Mom’s Short Takes.

Mom’s Short Takes are an ever changing collection of mom’s take on life, precisely as she sees it on any given day or moment.  You’ll find them on the right side bar of the blog.

They are quick reads and you’ll discover they are often worth sharing!

Here’s a Mom’s Short Take from yesterday when I asked how her day at the day care center had been.

She said it was great except for one “terrible thing”.

I asked what that was and she told me about a lady who visited them. The lady was in a wheelchair and had no legs below the knees. Mom said it was so sad … a terrible thing.

I suggested the lady might have had cancer, diabetes or blood clots and had to have her legs amputated. Or, it could have happened as a result of an accident.

Mom shot back mater of factly, “Her husband may have cut them off to keep her from running away.”

It was one of those strange moments when I didn’t quite know what to say or do. I didn’t know whether mom was going for a laugh or was dead serious.

So I just listened and took note.

Stay tuned! There are always more Mom’s Short Takes where this one came from. 

About Tom Laughon

Tom Laughon (Pronounced Lawn) is President of Catch Your Limit, an organization whose sole purpose is to guide and grow leaders. His journey from lead singer in a rock-n-roll band, to a successful career in marketing & advertising to consultant, strategist, keynote speaker, facilitator, professor and writer is a fascinating one. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tom and his team guide organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to national associations, to "catch their limit" in areas such as leadership development, creativity, innovation, teaming and transformational change. His commitment to "practice what he preaches" has made Catch Your Limit a petri dish for round-the-clock discovery and learning. The firm's brand reflects Tom's personal brand: Fun, Inspirational, Strategic & Hot!

2 responses »

  1. I like your Mom already. Remember the times she grew up in…and how women were then treated?


  2. Tom, I like the joy and positivity in these blogs about mum who if my mum were alive today would be a similar age. I love her feistiness and the bouyancy of your posts. I have added you to my list of favourites and hope you visit my blog fr4om time and time as I feel we have similar attitudes



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