My birthday was a few weeks ago and Bruce and I took the family (minus our girls who need to move back to Sioux Falls!), plus his parents, out for dinner.
About halfway through the dinner I noticed a lady at a nearby table get up and she was choking. Her husband was patting her on the back, which was getting them nowhere, and then he tried to do the Heimlich Maneuver. It wasn’t going well.
Bruce’s back was to this couple so he didn’t see what was going on. When I realized what was happening I started shouting to Bruce, and even though he had no ideas why I was shouting “Get up, get up!”, he shot out of his seat and I pointed to the couple. Bruce saw the situation, walked quickly over, said something to the man, performed the Heimlich perfectly, and whatever the woman was choking on popped out of her mouth.
Bruce came back to the table and continued eating. The whole thing just took a few seconds and Bruce was so calm I wondered, ” Did this really happen?”
The next day I asked him if he felt panicked when he saw the woman choking.
“Did you worry if you could help her?”
“What did you say to the husband?”
“I’ll take over now.”
Seriously. Isn’t this the kind of man you want in an emergency? I sure do!
I’ll take over now.
We need to have people in our life that can take over AND we need to know when to let them take over. That can be hard and our pride can get in the way.
That husband didn’t know who Bruce was, he didn’t know Bruce was trained for a situation just like this, and he could have kept trying to help his wife which would not have been a good outcome.
What do you need help with? What do you need to turn over to someone else who does it better and will give you a more successful outcome?
Is it time to lose the pride and gain success? If not now, when?!
Are you ready? I’m waiting here ready to take over!
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