What A Wonderful World

Lucky (Part 5)

There is a road that I drive frequently that is nearly magical as spring comes into full bloom. The leaves of green beginning to pop, buds on dogwood trees swollen and near ready, not to mention azaleas starting to show color in yards, pansies in full bloom, all punctuated by bright yellow daffodils. The skies are often cloudless, an almost surreal blue creating a background for nature’s canvas. This road changes my mood and perspective with awe at the wonders of the world that surround us each day.

I love spring, not just for the beautiful colors Mother Nature delivers from her palette but, perhaps even more, because people begin coming out of hibernation. Not just for protection from the cold but as the earth warms and flowers bloom, it seems that spirits and optimism do too. The greetings seem more spontaneous, from the friendly wave to stopping for a minute to chat and exchange a few pleasantries.

The song made famous by Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World” comes to mind. The lyrics are simple and remind us that beauty, and how wonderful our world is, are certainly in the eye of the beholder. We choose the road we drive to work and whether or not we will notice the small things along the way. Whether those small things are people out and about, nature in bloom, changes in places that we pass every day.

The same is true as we walk into the door where we work. Paying a genuine compliment to someone who has a great smile or really looks great may change their day and perspective on the world. As business leaders, it is our job to help create the environment and mood that may set the tone for everyone else’s work day. Putting a flower in a vase on the desk at the front door, cookies on the break room table or even a smiley face at the end of a note or email may make all the difference in someone’s day.

Companies who are either virtual or have a lot of people working virtually can also change the environment from time to time with simple things. Consider changing your voice mail greeting, change the way you answer your phone and/or the signature on your email. Most of all reach out to a neighbor or someone new and as the songs says, offer a hand shake and a “how do you do”.

I guess that a part of my being born lucky is that I see something beautiful each morning that sets my mood to experience my wonderful world.


Dorien said...

I've been meaning to change my voicemail greeting for months now.


What a wonderful world we live in and yes, let's share some of our positive attitude. It's contagious.

Thank you for brightening my day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,

I logged on to Facebook and yours was the first post I happen to see -

What a great inspiration - thank you so much for sharing!

Mark said...

Great blog, I enjoyed it a lot.

Mark said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Coach Mi said...

Hi Pat, I share your delight in mother nature. It's good to be reminded of the small but beautiful things.

Pat Soltys said...

Thank you all for the comments. It is so nice to know that you enjoyed the post.

oakleyses said...

prada outlet, kate spade outlet online, coach outlet, burberry outlet online, longchamp outlet, longchamp outlet online, nike outlet, jordan shoes, ray ban outlet, oakley vault, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany and co jewelry, ray ban sunglasses, gucci handbags, christian louboutin, michael kors outlet store, longchamp handbags, christian louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike air max, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet online, prada handbags, louis vuitton handbags, coach outlet, tory burch outlet online, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton, chanel handbags, true religion, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet online, red bottom shoes, michael kors handbags, nike free, christian louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren, kate spade outlet, coach purses, nike air max, burberry outlet online, true religion outlet, oakley sunglasses

oakleyses said...

nike air max, montre femme, vans, hollister clothing, toms outlet, canada goose, swarovski jewelry, moncler, iphone 6 case, pandora charms, canada goose, gucci, uggs canada, ray ban, moncler, timberland shoes, karen millen, thomas sabo uk, converse, pandora uk, converse shoes, parajumpers outlet, lancel, moncler, coach outlet, moncler outlet, louboutin, moncler, supra shoes, ugg, links of london uk, baseball bats, moncler, oakley, louis vuitton canada, air max, pandora jewelry, hollister canada, swarovski uk, hollister, juicy couture outlet, juicy couture outlet, moncler outlet, replica watches, ralph lauren, wedding dress, canada goose pas cher, canada goose

Unknown said...

mulberry outlet
louis vuitton handbags
ralph lauren
air max 2015
michael kors outlet
futbol baratas
kobe bryants shoes
louis vuitton outlet
swarovski crystal
lebron shoes
longchamp handbags
swarovski jewelry
louis vuitton handbags
cheap michael kors handbags
discount michael kors handbags
air max 90
nike air max
pandora jewelry
michael kors online outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
michael kors outlet store
christian louboutin outlet
air force 1 shoes
nike air force 1
louis vuitton handbags
juicy couture tracksuit
swarovski outlet
longchamp solde
adidas outlet
coach outlet
hermes birkin bag
cheap jordan shoes
ray ban outlet
true religion jeans
lebron shoes

Unknown said...

لا داعى للقلق وانت تتعامل مع شركة اركان المملكه للتنظيف والمكافحه والتسليك
وغير ذالك من كافه انواع التنظيف فى المملكه السعوديه باكملها اذا
كل ما عليكم هو زياره صفحتنا للتطلع على اقل الاسعار المتاحه
والتى تفى احتياجاتكم الخاصه
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام

شركة مكافحة حشرات بابها

شركة رش مبيدات بجازان

شركة مكافحه حشرات بالاحساء

شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض

شركة اركان المملكه

شركة تنظيف بابها

شركة تنظيف فلل بابها

شركة تنظيف بالدمام

شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض

شركة تنظيف منازل بابها

شركة تنظيف منازل بخميس مشيط

شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام

شركة تنظيف بالطائف

شركة مقاولات بجازان
شركة تنظيف بالاحساء
الشركة الاولى والكبيره والتى لها تاريخ كبير فى كل المجالات مع شركة اركان المملكه تعامل معنا تصل الى بر المان
معنا تجد كل العروض والمميزات التى لا تجدوها مع احد
اذا شركة اركان المملكه هى من اعرق الشركات فى كافه المجالات والخدمات اذا نحن نتعامل فى كل ما هو تنظيف ومكافحه وكشف تسربات
اتصلوا نصلكم اينما كنتم فى كل وقت وكل مكان

chenmeinv0 said...

hollister jeans
adidas superstar trainers
toms shoes
mont blanc pens outlet
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet online
oakley sunglasses outlet
air jordan
tiffany jewelry
michael kors handbags

Tips Untuk Menormalkan Kanker Kelenjar Getah Bening said...

Thank you, the article is very petrifying

Tips Paling Ampuh Untuk Pengobatan Meningitis
Obat Herbal Radang Selaput Dada
Cara Mengobati Anyang-anyangan