There may be nothing better than someone who has bright eyes. Eyes that are alert. Eyes that are interested. Eyes that are looking. Eyes that tell the outside world, “I’m alive and ready for action.” I think back to the 2012 Olympics and gymnast Gabrielle Douglas who captured a couple of gold medals in London. People talk about her smile, but her eyes were bright. I think of my kids on their birthdays. As they’re opening up their gifts – the anticipation – the surprise – the pure satisfaction all leads to…bright eyes. I’ve had the privilege of being involved in several weddings this summer. It’s fun to be able to stand next to the groom and watch as his beautiful bride comes down the aisle. Guess what the groom has? Bright eyes!
There’s nothing quite like someone with bright eyes. What is true of individuals is also true of organizations. There’s nothing quite like an organization (of any size) with bright eyes. Eyes that are alert. Eyes that are interested. Eyes that are looking. Eyes that tell the outside world, “we’re alive and ready for action.” Does that describe your organization? Does that describe your work environment? Does that describe your family?
How do we get these bright eyes? 3 ways…
- Bright eyes come when we take our focus off ourselves and think of others first. It’s looking up, looking around, and then doing something for somebody else.
- Bright eyes come when we embrace a cause that is bigger than us.
- Bright eyes come when we take a risk that causes us to be very aware of our surroundings, our inadequacies, and our purpose.
Go for it! Choose to operate this week with BRIGHT EYES!