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The Wow Factor
Posted On 05/07/2020 08:39:50 by Cara_

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mum 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 pre ordained 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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05/12/2020 13:29:39

Thank you for sharing.  Very good advice.

05/09/2020 15:45:09

Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments..

05/09/2020 04:15:27

Love this! Great advice. Be positive instead of negative.

05/08/2020 21:49:36

Wow!... I have put that on a post-it, and stuck it on the side of my monitor. I love that... will do! Hugs T P

05/08/2020 11:38:27

Cara, that was a great story! Thank you for sharing!

05/08/2020 09:08:08

Thanks Mona. Yes WOW ' is cool  lol. 

05/07/2020 12:22:33

That is such a great suggestion ... we sure have a lot of instances these days to practice that suggest response. Keep trying!

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