Monday, December 26, 2011

Dealing With a Full Deck

Greetings Happy People!!


My name is Jesse. I am 36 years old. I live in Las Vegas.

And I am learning how to shuffle cards.

Yes, it is true. In the land of roulette wheels, poker machines, and blackjack tables, I am a living example on how some people in Vegas still cannot handle a deck of cards.

When it comes to shuffling and dealing a deck of cards, I was so bad that as soon as I get my hands on a deck, it would explode on me. The good part about this was how I got some of the cards to land on the table. It is safe to say that you will not find me working behind a table at any casino on the strip.

My future in-laws felt my pain. This Christmas, they gave me one of those automatic card shufflers. It works nicely and I love it. But sooner or later, I have to face the fact that I got to shuffle these cards on my own.

Today, I was about to play an exciting game of nertz at my soon to be in-laws house (click here to find out what nertz is). As I sat at the table, I forgot to bring one important thing with me, MY AUTOMATIC CARD SHUFFLER!! GASP!!

Oh no!! What am I going to do, Happy People??!!

With great trepidation, I put my hands on the deck of cards split them in half, and did my best to shuffle my deck of cards. How did I do? Well, for starters, all the cards were on the table. I did not do anything fancy type of shuffling like those professionals do. Instead, I shuffled the cards by using the end edges and everything came out okay!! YAY!!

It was an amazing feeling to finally know how to shuffle cards on my own!! This is a better experience than learning to tie a tie!!

With my motivation, I played the game of nertz and beat like a dirty shirt. Oh well, it was a learning experience nonetheless.

There are still people that are unable to do certain things. If one decides to take on something they have not tried before, they are one step ahead of someone that has never tried at all. Taking that first step at anything is essential  in becoming better at what a person wants to do. It may look humiliating or embarrassing the first go around. But with time, effort, and never giving up, anyone can become a pro.

Will I ever become a pro at shuffling a deck of cards? Not now. But if I keep moving forward, I will become better than what I used to be.

What about you? Are you willing to become better than what you are right now?

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I

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