Missing the obvious

This morning I was running around the house almost frantically looking for my watch. I knew I’d had it at the gym but it wasn’t on the bathroom counter where it should be.

I checked everywhere: my wrist (in case I’d put it on), the bathroom (I’d put my glasses back on but why didn’t I put on my watch?), the kitchen (even under the bananas!), the living room (twice), jackets I haven’t worn in a while.


I even pulled up the sleeve of my right wrist to show Emily that it wasn’t there.

I’m now at work. I just started to check today’s date by looking at my watch.

As I saw the date on my watch, I realized I where my watch in my left wrist. Always have. And it’s been there all along.


Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. rich

    wow..you need a vacation doode..

    I suggest a nice long nap, on a tropical beach…preferably “under the bananas”

    I think I’m gonna start a new trend in worship, based upon your banana quote.
    From now on, all worship song chorus’s will be followed by “even under the bananas!”

    Some samples…

    Be the fire in my heart(even under the bananas!)
    Be the wind in these sails(even under the bananas!)
    Be the reason that I live(even under the bananas!)
    Jesus, Jesus

    I’m falling on my knees(even under the bananas!)
    Offering all of me
    Jesus You’re all
    This heart is living for

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Your love makes me sing(even under the bananas!)
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Your love makes me sing(even under the bananas!)

  2. Marc

    Um…who needs a vacation?


  3. rich


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