A favorite summer activity for my family is getting ice cream together. Whether we go to the local dairy bar in town or get a blizzard at Dairy Queen, we all enjoy the cool summer treat. I can remember as a child my Mom and Dad treating us to ice cream during the summers after ball games or days at the beach and we always enjoyed those times. Back in August as my kids were eating their blizzards from Dairy Queen, my youngest daughter, blurted out “Is there a Dairy King?”
I asked her what she meant, and she said well the name of this place is Dairy Queen, is there a Dairy King? I just paused and smiled. I said I don’t think so Tessa, and she replied why not? Again I paused and smiled.
Curiosity. What an awesome characteristic. To be curious and to think about the why and why not? Why is it Dairy Queen? Why don’t they have a Dairy King? I heard my friend Dr. Rob Gilbert say recently that curiosity is hunger for the soul. The fact that she was even thinking about this tells me her mind is always ticking. She is yearning for the why.
A quick search of the name of Dairy Queen shows that back in 1940, J.F. McCollough called the cow the “Queen of the Dairy Business.” Soon thereafter, Dairy Queen was born!
Whatever your work is: Ask why? Why do we do it this way? Is there a reason? If so, should you keep that reason? Also, I like to ask why not? With so many ideas, some people like to give the reason why you shouldn’t do something or why something might not work. I like to find the reasons to do something or at least take a deeper look: Why should we do this and what might be some roadblocks? I am listening to a book on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos now and learning so much about having a dream and pursuing that dream.
Stay tuned for a future blog about the book on Jeff Bezos and certainly more inspiration from my children! In the meantime, be curious. Ask why. Wonder.
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Quote: “Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.” – Bryant H. McGill
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