Will Hamm wrote an interesting an motivational blog recently and one of the things he recommended was to "Ask Yourself uplifting questions each morning."
The one that really resonated with me was, "What am I happy about now?"
During the tumultuous year of 2020, focusing on the positive, and remaining so, sometimes took all of my willpower. I believe I worked harder this year on staying positive than any other time of my professional life.
Some of the actions I took included very quick, socially distant "pop-bys". Initially I often didn't even talk to folks, just texted them quick to let them know I'd stopped by. I dropped off cookies by a local bakery with happy messages. Flowers with little water bags in early Summer (Tucson can get hot) Cookies during the holidays, sent funny videos through Instant Messenger, and wrote hundreds of little note cards.
Why? Yes, I will admit it. I needed the positive affirmations that it gave me. The joy I received from touching base with folks, some extremely lonely, gave back a thousand-fold, and was worth every minute, every mile, every dollar.
I was working at my computer early this morning and realized I was sitting here with a smiling face, and thus, this posting was born.
What are YOU doing to stay positive this year and into 2021?
What am I happy about now? That I'm loving my job, and still working my job, and am thankful for the clients, friendships and connections that I have.