Every morning my husband and I share coffee and talk. We discuss what is on our mind, how we slept, any dreams, what is planned for the day, how we are feeling, and most importantily, what we are choosing.
As we reflect on the state of the world, everyday we conclude that we are in a state of momentous change and transformation. Every aspect of Life as we knew it is rearranging, revising, being renewed. We are adapting and adjusting, being flexible and flowing with what at times appears as chaos. It seems that for the past year, a day does not end without one of us or both of us saying, ( like my husband did this morning as he was walking up the stairs), “Life is a WOW!”
It truly is. According to the dictionary, WOW is used to express strong feeling (such as pleasure or surprise). It can mean a striking success. It is used to excite one to enthusiastic admiration or approval. And although most of the time, WOW pertains to a positive, it can also reference something negative or shocking, like Covid 19, climate change, racial injustice, earthquakes and other natural disasters.
The key here is realizing that every moment of being alive has the potential to be a WOW! A Life Lesson and Learning experience. Consider some of the following WOW”S from recent news headlines as well as from daily Life observances:
As Texas emerges from a deadly deep freeze, some people are getting power bills as high as $7,000.
Tesla bitcoin gambit already made $1 billion, more than 2020 profit from car sales. (Note: at last check, a single bitcoin traded near a record at $54,827)!
U.S. nears 500,000 Covid-19 deaths.
After an awe-inspiring landing, NASA’s newest Mars rover is checking out its forever home and beaming back stunning photos from the red planet.
Lancôme (the beauty brand) is now presenting a full-scale simulation of physical experiences as a part of its e-commerce. It will allow customers to interact with goods and customer service representatives. They have been using ByondXR’s platform to create true-to-life immersive pop-up experiences for Lancôme consumers around the world.
25% of US malls are projected to close within the next five years.
The doves are back in our garden, on our roof, signifying peace and love.
The recent high tides closed off some beach access like never before.
Our pink jasmine is abundantly blooming earlier than usual.
California housing market momentum continues in 2021. Existing, single-family home sales totaled 484,730 in January on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 22.5 percent from January 2020.
Awards season arrived a little later this year, but with the upcoming Golden Globes, it’s officially in full swing. The show, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now set to take place live on Sunday, Feb. 28, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO and taking on the role of executive chairman of Amazon’s executive board. He intends to stay engaged while devoting more time to focus on the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post and other passion projects.
We all have WOW moments that are of significance to us. Take the time to see them, experience them, learn from them and appreciate them.