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Growing up in the Butcher Shop:   ENCOURAGEMENT /                              

                                                                              INCORAGGIAMENTO

     Ciao Amici,    

     As I see the geese fly over North Bangor it reminds why geese fly in “V” formation.  As each goose flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By doing this, the whole flock adds a certain percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of lifting power of the bird in front. When a goose gets tired it rotates back and another goose flies point. All the honking you hear encourages the geese up front to keep up to speed. Also when a goose gets wounded by gunshot, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with the injured goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies, then and only then do they fly out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.

     It is essential to remember that teamwork happens inside and outside of business life when it is continually nurtured and encouraged. If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong. In the days of yester year, the town of Roseto was like this with encouragement and support of family and friends. Times have changed and now people and some family do not give you encouragement but sadly too many go out of their way to try to hurt you! I can’t help but wonder what Grandmom and Grandpop would think?  They would probably say that we would do well to follow the example of the geese!

 

“When a fox preaches, take care of your geese.”

“Quando la volpe predica, prendersi cura delle vostre oche."

 

Con cordiali saluti,

Joe 

 

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