Wouldn’t it be great...?
That one question has the potential to transform our focus and our path to a place of growth. When we expand our awareness and our minds to the possibilities, we can make something magnificent. We can all start to Command Joy with One Question.
“Wouldn’t it be great if Thanksgiving was every day?” a friend of mine asked. There we were, sitting on a long table, with our closest friends. We were giggling uncontrollably, laughing at some joke one of us said. Friends since college, we rarely found the time to get together. Life events, marriages, children, jobs had taken us on different paths. But every Thanksgiving, for 5 years, we made it a point to get together. We flew in from all around the country – East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, Middle of Nowhere. We found time to take a break from our busy lives and just be together for one night. In these dinners, I could feel the love we had for each other. I felt gratitude for having these people in my life. And I felt the hopefulness we all had for making our places in this world.
The love I felt in that room made me want to cry with happiness. As I sat there glowing in pure joy, I realized, Thanksgiving isn't just a holiday. It’s a lifestyle. Everyday we can choose to feel this love. Everyday we can decide to be grateful.
And then I realized that the simple question of “wouldn’t it be great” can be asked of everything! The next weekend when I returned home, I started writing a list of “wouldn’t it be great…” I was actually surprised by the things I came up with.
Wouldn’t it be Great…
And on and on and on…things that I didn’t even realize I wanted to do let alone cared to do became more real to me with this one simple question! We can Command Joy with One Question.
So, tell me, in the comments below…what wouldn’t it be great list did you come up with?