So this week I give you two bookend thoughts in the gratitude and pay-it-forward categories.
Batkid and Haiyan.
Watching Batkid take over Gotham, aka San Francisco, rekindled the sheer joy of being (or loving) a child. It reminds us how lucky we are to have healthy families. And judging by the 12,000 + wildly engaged folks who lent a hand making his “Make A Wish” dream come true, he gave much more than he received.
Typhoon Haiyan was truly cataclysmic. What if your home disappeared, and you searched endlessly for your family and neighbors, uncertain days later of their fate? What if you had to compete for food and water, trying desperately just to survive?
Both stories put our own problems into perspective and open our hearts (and our wallets).
I am grateful to be healthy, with a healthy family and a roof over my head. I appreciate having good food, fresh water and abundant sunshine. And I’m blessed with work I love and clients and friends who allow me to do what I do best.
May you count your blessings. And may they be many.