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the special gift

Have you ever noticed that when you ask a person a question, if they do not want to answer you, they completely ignore you and ask a return question? It’s a cute technique.  Children ignore their parents all the time. Of course, they eventually get caught.  In one of the Good Gus stories, “Run Blackie Run, ” two boys Liam and Frankie, decided to ignore their parents and go off the trail on their way to Judge Ross’s Ranch. Naturally, this leads to a problem.  The boys end up sending Blackie into town and as soon as Sheriff Gus saw Blackie without a rider he knew it meant trouble. It all ends well but it is a good lesson for the young reader to listen to their parents.  The trouble with people ignoring others is that it usually ends up with a negative result.  Yes, I know we all did not listen to our parents which almost invariably caused us to get caught, be punished, and more.  It is essential that workers do not ignore their bosses particularly in a factory.  People are often injured because they feel they know better.  If they knew better they would be the manager not the worker at a low rate of pay. Of course, if you are listening to a long winded person, your mind can wander. You aren’t being rude, you are just drifting off and still trying to be polite.  That way you do not look like you are ignoring them.  When you are looking for books, please consider the Good Gus series.  It is full of adventures, but with positive lessons in each story. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books will be ready next week! Please consider adding “The Special Gift” as a new Christmas tradition.

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