I had my first meeting with my new team today. In short, I was in awe. The warmth of the entire team's amazing camaraderie was palpable. The collective expertise, commitment, and contributions of those that will be reporting to me was overwhelming. (I get the blessing of working with these people?) My team welcomed me with open arms. They were so receptive and collaborative to varying ideas and perspectives. I became conscious during many moments of the conversation to take in my emotions. I almost couldn't contain my excitement. Who wouldn't be excited to be a new boss and met with open arms by such a powerhouse of a team?
I was also struck with immense pride today as I got a compliment on my daughter. I was told how kind she was. It made my heart sing. I am often in awe of how mature she seems, and yet she's only seven. Just today, she explained a disagreement she had with a friend. In short, she explained that she reflected on what she said and realized she was only thinking of herself. She then went and apologized. (I realize I may be slightly biased.) ;)
I am in awe of my life today. Seriously, this is MY life? I asked myself what I did to deserve this much goodness. I didn't get an answer. I guess I'll find out when it's all over. Until then, I'm conscious enough to realize that every aspect of my life is awesome and I'm so damn grateful.
May you be awestruck by all the goodness in your life in this very moment.
Be open to what comes.