Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wow !!!

I read this somewhere.
Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom 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 preordained 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.

Have a Great Day..........


Aditi Mehta said...

That was really interesting. A “WOW” can really make a lot of difference during tough times.

Neha said...

wow, what an Idea sir..that was a wonderful anecdote..such small things teach us so much in life na :)

Sylvia K said...

I always learn another piece of wisdom when I visit your post for the day. This is a sterling example! Thank you for the reminder! And thank you, as always for your visit and comment, please know they are always appreciated so much! Hope you've had a lovely evening and may tomorrow be filled with beauty!


Kavi said...

Brilliant sir ! To be happy and accept what comes to us is such a happy state to be. A state of enduring possibilities

Debra L. Schubert said...

Once again, your brilliance boggles and inspires. All I can say is, "wow!"

Ugich Konitari said...

Great post.

Part of this Wow theory also tells me to be observant of the smallest happening. It always teaches you something. If we only bothered to look.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Aditi. I think you should start writing considering the knowledge you have.

Yes, Neha that was really amasing understanding such subtle differences.

You bowl me over, Sylvia with your nice and inspiring comments.

nsiyer said...

You are the possibilty of possibilities, Kavi. You talking about possibilities is heartening.

Debrah, I have no words. Thanks a lot.

Small drops make an ocean and thus make those unseen difference. Thanks Ugich Konitari.

Enchanted Oak said...

This was a wonderful thing to read on a Friday morning here in California. I really enjoyed this line: "life's always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That's a given. What's not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated."
I'll remember that.

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.

Kevin said...

wow .. What an excellent thought sir !!.... A Wow instead of an 'Oh no'.

"a fascinated ‘Wow!’ will always beat a frustrated ‘Oh, no.’" - An amazing post sir.

Preeti said...

wow !! an intersting approach ...:)

something that can make u smile at the time of trouble