Back about 90 years ago, I worked in our church’s nursery. On this particular day, my three-year old daughter and her playmates were playing the classic toddler game, You Scream and Run Like Hell and I’ll Try to Catch You While I’m Laughing My Can Off. I was changing an infant’s diaper when my daughter raced past me, made the off-comment of, “It’s hot in here,” and continued onward. I finished cleaning/dressing my young client, turned, and gasped as I witnessed my little girl running and laughing with her friends. Stark naked. Hey, Mom, I told you it was hot in here, remember? Find a way, make a way!
Aside from the fact that I can now tease my daughter about having lived out the American Dream by running through a church au naturale, her situation made for one nifty object lesson: the Mary Kay guidance of “Find a way, make a way” does not mean that the right thing will always be done. I want to highlight one NSD who is teaching Mary Kay consultants how to lie; an act I would definitely file in the “Doing Whatever It Takes” drawer.