Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weekly Challenge - Surprise someone with a positive action.

Somewhere along the way we have become extremely hostile to each other.  We are quick to blame others and constantly protecting our own back.  At work and outside.  I sincerely hope this is one of those "inside the beltway" things, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is not.  Is it the pressure of a long-term recession?  Do we see those less fortunate than us and get angry only because we know how very easily that could be us in the blink of an eye?  Are we so insecure in our jobs that we will willingly and quickly throw a co-worker, team, or organization under the bus?  

I am truly hoping that you will join me in this week's challenge and share your stories as comments below.  For the next seven days, seek out and seize an opportunity each day to surprise someone with a positive action.  Pay for the person's lunch in the fast food store behind you.  Give a co-worker positive feedback.  Tell a loved one how much you admire them (and why!).  Let's create a ripple of positive action across the country this week that overpowers that grey cloud that seems to be covering everyone.

Who's in?