Why does the ‘squeaky wheel get the grease?’

Ok, I realize that no one wants to continually listen to the squeaks!  Especially when it may be as easy as throwing some ‘grease’ its way to silence it, but sometimes we give a lot more than just ‘grease’.

Squeaky people certainly get our attention.  They can be rude, annoying, obnoxious and in-your-face, and many times the way to get them quiet is to give them what they want…but at what cost?  That’s a question worth pondering, but I’m going in a different direction.

What about the non-squeakers…don’t they have something to say that may be just as ‘loud?’  Think about the noise of a tree growing or a flower blossoming.  No audible sound but a powerful message indeed.  Maybe it’s time to pay a bit of attention to the wheels that don’t squeak.  Those that operate each day in silence.  Perhaps it’s time to concentrate on them and ‘listen’ to what they have to say.  I’m especially thinking of the children…not to say that they don’t sometimes squeak….but they have something to say (especially our teens), and I think that we would do well to listen.  They may not speak in words but their actions scream out.

3 thoughts on “Why does the ‘squeaky wheel get the grease?’

  1. Yes…..those little ones say so much just with their actions and expressions, if we just pay attention! I love the nature comparison…..I learn so much just by observing it! beautiful post, Lori

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