I will admit that I never expected to be inspired to write a blog post by radio talk show host Bob Lonsberry. He and I differ on politics, but there are times when he talks that I stop and go, "hhmmmm," and the other day was one of those times. I admit that the radio is on as background noise so I am not always the best listener.
While I can't remember what started his whole conversation I believe it might have been the senseless death of a bicycle rider in Fairport by two alleged drunk drivers -- one on a motorcycle and one in a van. He talked about the woman, who had been a wife, mother, and teacher in the Fairport School District and then went on to say how -- in essence -- we need to count our blessings every day because you just never know when you won't be around to count them any longer.
All in all, Bob's words resonated with me because I have been through the wringer and even though I still have some more wringer to get through at least I can count a huge blessing that the wringer I am still facing is much less horrifying than what option B was.
In life, as in business, take time to savor the little things. If you lose one client, it's not the end of the world; perhaps a better one is coming down the pike. If you have a victory, no matter how small, savor it. It's been a learning experience for me to slow down, smell the roses and take small victories, embrace them and be thankful that I still can.