Wow…

This is one of the best mail that I received and
is worth a share here.

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom
and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string
that was attached to a helium balloon. All of a sudden, a sharp
gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for
some screaming and crying. But, no! As the little girl turned to
watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out,
“Wow! I didn’t realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.
Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an
unexpected problem. I felt like responding with “Oh no, what should we do?”
But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, “Wow, that’s
interesting! How can I help you?” One thing’s for sure – life’s always going
to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That’s a given.
What’s not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.
No matter what the situation, a fascinated “Wow!” will always beat a
frustrated “Oh, no.” So the next time you experience one of life’s unexpected gusts,
remember that little girl and make it a “Wow!” experience.
The “Wow!” response always works . . .

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