Oh, isn't this little creature cute? With a bushy tail and big, pink ears, this possum reminds me of a squirrel - one of my favourite animals. However, the LWB (a single sheet) explains that while the Brushtail Possum was introduced to New Zealand to encourage a fur industry, it just caused chaos and destruction, especially to the native bird species.
What we have here, then, is something which may seem like a good idea. Yet, there is a warning of unforeseen consequences that come to bite us in the backside. We can't avoid chaos, but we can take a step back before we act, to try and spot any pitfalls. Also, I'm guessing the possum itself is pretty happy in New Zealand - a reminder that there are always two sides to any situation. What may seem like disruption and annoyance from one perspective may be life-affirming from a different point of view...
I have some NHS bureaucrats to deal with today, which could be what this card is referring to. In those situations, the most important thing is probably to count to ten, take a deep breath, smile, and ask if they can help with whatever the issue is. Wish me luck!
I am grateful for the reminder to try and see things from the other's perspective.