…Of Catfish and Winning Streaks

first_img InspirationBy Charles TowneWhen I was just a kid back in Illinois on the Fox River I had a nice little business going where I caught fish and sold them to the folks in my hometown.  My technique, called “grubbing” was a tad unorthodox, but successful. I knew how those big, old blue catfish dearly loved to hide in holes in the riverbank… so I would swim along and when I discovered one of those holes I would stick my hand in there and feel around.   If the catfish was home, I would grab him, and somebody was soon going to be eating catfish.  One day I had caught several fish in this manner and was dragging them behind me on a stringer.   As I moved along with just my head above the surface I noticed a man standing on the riverbank watching me.“Hey kid,” he shouted, “what’cha doing there?”   I called back to him, “Catching catfish!”Charles TowneHe laughed, “Why son, you are surely wasting your time,” he exclaimed, “you can’t catch fish that way!”Just then I found a hole and running my hand in there I soon had another catfish. I stood up and made a big show of putting that fish on the stringer along with the others I had caught. I called to the man, “you are probably right mister, but I gotta keep trying!”When I looked at that fellow, he was standing there staring at me with his mouth hanging open like he was catching flies. That was the first time I ever saw anybody literally struck speechless. It’s a good thing to remember that any fool can point out why a certain thing can’t be done, but It’s not a good thing to interrupt the man, or boy, that’s doing it.Live fully,Love openly,And make a difference, todayCharles Towne is an author, longtime resident of Apopka, and a member of  Insp!re Church. His book on caregiving “Who Cares” will be published soon.  TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleOn This Day: Hawaii Becomes a StateNext articleSummer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 15 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 12, 2016 at 1:07 pmcenter_img yuo, sure is! If you don”t know that you can’t do something, you probably can! Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Linda Scott 1 COMMENTlast_img read more