In a world of seemingly endless poop, it doesn’t take much to decapitate optimism and bring our productivity to a halt. You know the feeling. It’s that lousy day when you don’t feel overly energetic and your mind is bothered by an endless array of troubles and then without warning the final blow comes in a coworker’s caustic comment or someone’s bad attitude (maybe your own).
Ladies and gentlemen, hit the power switch and shut ‘er down because nothing and I repeat, nothing is going to get done today.
Was that a little over the top? Well for the sake of making a point, why don’t we intentionally look for the “awesome” in our day?
According to Gallup.com you can “cultivate” a lot of bad stuff including, negativity, lack of hope, anxiety, stress, and a host of not so awesome things in any workplace. And almost always and without fail you will reap poor leadership, poor bottom-line results, lax productivity, and hopeless vision and need I go on?
I wish I had the remedy for the downers but I don’t. A placebo isn’t going to do the trick either. What if we all just did one thing a day, one thing that might change a negative perspective or attitude, or shield us from one? What if we took an “awesome” vitamin every day?
Par exemple, Awesome Thing #427, “Blaming your fart on the dog”. I swear to you that every time I read this, and the little sentiment contained in the post, I laugh out loud (translated lol if you are too young to know what I’m talking about).
Sometimes you just need to see the world a little more lightly! 1000 Awesome Things can help you do that. Awesome Thing #431, “When those fake flowers turn out to be real”. What on earth keeps our brains so preoccupied that we tend to miss the Awesome Things?
Consider, #759, “Dropping a glass and then sticking your foot out so it hits your foot and doesn’t break on the ground”. How awesome is that?
Awesome Thing #927, “A really cold glass of water on a really hot day”. Sometimes, we forget that awesome exists and it’s all around us. In fact, I would say that with a little tweaking, our collective positive will lead to creativity and innovation. How is that possible? It’s possible because of #858, “The other side of the pillow”. There is always the other side, cool and refreshing and it gives us 10 more minutes to get ready for a better day!
Please share and don’t forget … you are awesome!
Full description of artist can be found after artwork.
Elizabeth Foster is a Singer-Songwriter/Artist from Nashville, TN. Elizabeth was commissioned to create a CD cover for Ali Matthews new CD project, “Carry Me Home”. The beautiful painting (3′x3′ on canvas) highlights Elizabeth’s quirky ability to put beautiful birds to work in meaningful ways.
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