The way our life unfolds and the connections in our lives is truly amazing, isn’t it? Do you ever have moments when you think, “I can’t believe this, how wonderful”? These are the moments/times I think we want to cherish or at least celebrate.
It is so easy to get caught up in all the horrible stuff: the economy, the politics, the injustice, the poverty, the war…
But, if we look for the wonder, the joy, the good stuff in our lives and this world, it can be a much happier existence. Simple, too simple? Let me provide some examples of the wide eyed wonder moments that caught me by surprise to help show you what I mean:
- After a year of treatment for cancer, the loss of her job and health insurance benefits, my friend’s sister-in-law is now cancer free!
- Every day when being dropped off at school, my friend’s daughter says “Have the best day ever”
- A colleague I greatly admire and respect reached out to connect with me on LinkedIn and says “It seems almost silly that we are not yet connected on LinkedIn – how did that happen?”
- A past co-worker, now living in Atlanta, connected with me on Facebook and said his wife grew up in the house I now live in
- A snow man was built and a snowball fight became the highlight of the day
These events happened within the past week. I am sure there are more. But what I have found is that when I start looking for the good in life, sometimes the bad things don’t seem quite as bad. The “happy thoughts” (if you have ever watched “Hook” you know what I am talking about) are the ones that keep me moving forward.
Have there been moments in your week that are worthy of celebrating? Are there small miracles that shouldn’t be dismissed or overlooked in your life? Please, take a minute and share them. We all need a little hope!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.