Positively No Negativity Challenge
There is a sign on the door in my office
I bought it at a craft show last year and posted it in plain sight as a reminder to make every day extraordinary. Most days I don’t feel awesome. In fact I struggle with self-confidence issues on a daily basis. I don’t know if that’s a female thing, or a stage of life thing, or if its something many people have to work around every day like I do.
So this morning I asked myself the question, “What does it take to be awesome?”
And that got me to thinking of an awesome friend I have. She thrives on sending birthday cards to everyone she has ever known. She gives Christmas gifts to the letter carrier, the garbage collectors, the teller at the bank and the cashier at the grocery store. She sends gifts when one of her friends’ children have a baby, even if she didn’t know the child.
I think she is quite awesome!
I know someone else who sends thank you cards in the mail after having supper at a friend’s house. She sends them the next day. Now when was the last time you received a hand written thank you note?
And then there is my neighbor who rakes leaves for people in his area; people who might not be able to do it themselves because they are old, single, sick or infirm in some other way. He is always there to lend a hand when there is a job to be done: putting siding on a house, painting, dry walling or installing a new roof.
And he expects nothing in return. That is positively awesomeness in motion!
Today I am going to do something awesome – and I know that it starts with thinking of others first.
How will you be awesome ?