“Trick or treat.” The small costumed beggar opened his candy bag as he uttered the familiar refrain.
“Let’s do a treat,” the candy giver said.
The beggar’s mother clapped her hands. “Isn’t that nice?” she asked him. “She’s going to treat you instead of tricking you.”
“Thanks,” said the boy, and the two of them walked away, marveling at his good fortune.
Trick or treat.
How many times have you uttered or heard that phrase? And how many times have you cast the beggar as the decision maker?
Is there anything in your life that could benefit from a shift in perspective?