Remember the excitement of 2010? Remember the hope and promise of a really new and wonderful year? It’s hard to keep that momentum going when so much has already happened in January that pulls at your emotions, heart and senses. But events will always happen and how we handled them really speaks to how we will move forward to the next wonderful day. By now you should have seen the picture of this strong and handsome young man being pulled out of the Haitian earthquake rubble after being buried for a week. Through all of his fear he emerged with a million dollar smile and arms open wide. It was as if he was saying, “All right Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up”. (Sunset Boulevard, 1950 starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden) There are many good stories of triumph that are still emerging from the Haitian tragedy. I am touched by the people who used their cell phones, Twitter and Facebook to help save their lives, allow the world to see their reality and raise money.
Could you do a small favor for me? Pretend that every Friday is New Year’s Eve. Get excited and stay inspired. Remember that little boy in Haiti.