Friday, July 10, 2009

When everything comes together

How do you react when everything comes together? When it all just works?

There are times when we do what we do with confidence and with competence and with joy. Our teams come together and turn diversity into a strength and, often, a reason to laugh. Our thoughts come together and connect old ideas in new ways. Our senses notice more and our minds seek out new ideas and new experiences. We connect with more of ourselves and feel good. We connect more productively with others and feel good.

Stop right there. Notice what is happening. Appreciate it.

from www.dictionary.com:

ap⋅pre⋅ci⋅ate  [uh-pree-shee-eyt] Show IPA verb, -at⋅ed, -at⋅ing.
1. to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
–verb (used with object)
2. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
3. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.

Appreciate the moments where everything is working. Notice them in detail. Value them. Say thank you for them.

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