Lucy’s Seven

8 Mar

I’ve never had a dog that liked any kind of citrus, but Lucy loves mandarin oranges. She has mastered the art of getting what she wants à la Steven Covey.

1. Stephen Covey says: Be proactive.

Lucy says: Always be in the room where the mandarin is being eaten.

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2.Stephen Covey says: Begin with the end in mind.

Lucy says: Visualize that tiny morsel of deliciousness sliding down your throat and into your tummy.

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3.Stephen Covey says: Put first things first.

Lucy says: It is important and urgent that I get a slice of that mandarin.

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4.Stephen Covey says: Think win-win. 

Lucy says: A piece for Mommy, a piece for Lucy. Sounds like a win-win, to me!

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5.Stephen Covey says: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Lucy says: You want me to to sit. Look, I am sitting for the next slice.

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6. Stephen Covey says: Synergize.

Lucy says: Together, Mommy and I can polish off that mandarin in no time.

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7.Stephen Covey says: Sharpen the saw.

Lucy says: We’ve had a snack, let’s take one more walk before bedtime.

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11 Responses to “Lucy’s Seven”

  1. Brian Rozinsky March 8, 2018 at 5:41 am #

    What a great mix of words, pictures, and life advice from Stephen Covey. Alternate slice title: Seven Habits of of Highly Effective Bassets 🙂

    • Adrienne March 8, 2018 at 6:02 am #

      I considered it, but was too lazy to type it out!

  2. sallydonnelly11 March 8, 2018 at 6:00 am #

    Very clever way to highlight the 7 habits by telling it from Lucy’s point of view. All the added images add to an educational and enjoyable slice!

    On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 8:33 AM, booksandbassets wrote:

    > Adrienne posted: “I’ve never had a dog that liked any kind of citrus, > but Lucy loves mandarin oranges. She has mastered the art of getting what > she wants à la Steven Covey. 1. Stephen Covey says: Be proactive. Lucy > says: Always be in the room where the mandarin is being ” >

  3. classroomharmony March 8, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    Adrienne, your post has made me smile, and admire your talent. Being involved in the #SOL18 challenge is wonderful, there are so many new ideas and approaches to experiment with.

  4. rosecappelli March 8, 2018 at 6:42 am #

    Very creative slice! The pictures enhance the text very effectively. Your dog has learned well (or maybe she’s just trained you well!)

  5. BonCampLiteracy March 8, 2018 at 7:01 am #

    I love the photos that go along with this slice! Such a clever way of seeing Steven Covey’s work. You clearly have “writers’ eyes” in this slice. Different perspective. Love it!

  6. arjeha March 8, 2018 at 7:32 am #

    I think Lucy has her routine down pat. She knows what she wants and how to get it. Great pictures.

  7. terierrol March 8, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    Smart dog! Love the pictures too.

  8. ebgriffin March 8, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    This is just so clever and so cute. What a great idea!

  9. Alice Nine March 8, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

    Such a clever slice, Adrienne! And having said that, I need to heed #3 and return to my “work” that’s all around me.

  10. elsie March 8, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    A very fun read and I loved the Lucy photos!

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