Are you having a great day?

I have been in the States now for some 8 years and I guess I am used to that pretty much standard -phrase. So much so that I sometimes play a game when asked.

How are you, are you having a GREAT DAY

I say….

“Not Really!”

What do you think happens?

You are right the other person usually says “That’s good!” and goes on sublimely onto some next catchy phrase with no meaning or intent! So much for authentic customer service.

Anyway it got me thinking and so….

Isn’t every day we are alive a great day?

I mean we are a long time dead and I know, I know, some people really have a crappy life and a terrible time!

We all have those moments and yet why do some move on and others get stuck?

So I went to do my research with a few folks over cocktails, isn’t that where all the world’s woes are resolved and our sorrows drowned?

So here are the results!

We all need to feel we are having a great day! When

We connect with a loved one

We live for the moment and then have faith in our future

We can help someone else who is feeling worse then we do

We can reflect and move on to the next chapter in our life with desire

We have our freedom

We can dream our dreams

I guess it’s all about two things.

Our Relationships and our Connections with the world we live and love in.


And you know what? These choices belong to each one of us. We own these choices

So a daily list to help us make every Day a Great day is:

  • Think who we want to be known for while we live
  • Think of where we came from and where our dreams are taking us too
  • Always dream the dream- they provide flames to our soul
  • Think of those we most often speak and listen to
  • When we reach out and connect with those we have not spoken to for a long time because…
  • We do things because they are the right things to do

All of our lives are made up of days. It is up to each of us to make it one that inspires others.

For those who say “No way Hosay”  think of a life that is wasted. Now that is a crappy life let alone day!


About HRMexplorer

Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on June 25, 2010, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great thoughts, Peter!

    I don’t think that people spend enough time looking around them and appreciating their surroundings.

    I love to look at the sky, the trees, and the flowers. They make me relax and smile.

    Enjoy each day as a gift.


  2. Peter,
    I had no idea you have a blog. WHERE have I been? At any rate, I really like it. This post in particular has such good tips for reminding us what is really important. I am definitely looking forward to spending some time on your blog getting caught up. I’m sure I’ll be a frequent visitor/ reader.


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