Organizational Aerodynamics – Chapter Nine – Organizational Wonder

Organizational Aerodynamics

(Copyright 2000, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved)

Chapter Nine – Organizational Wonder 

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Imagine for a moment that you could see the world around you for the very first time in your life, as a child seeing everything through brand new eyes: the adoring look of your spouse, the cheerful faces of your family, the beauty of a sunset, the splendor of a rainbow, the loveliness of a rose and the sweet smile of a child!  How delightful and tender that moment would be for you!  You’d make up for lost time and drink in the visual wonders surrounding you – totally mesmerized and transfixed by the ability to see the world anew!  The same scenario could be extended to the reawakening of all our other senses as well: the scent of a freshly baked apple pie, the touch of a loving caress, the sounds of children laughing and singing, and the taste of an exquisite piece of fine chocolate!

1.  Imagine for a moment that you could see the world around you for the very first time in your life, as a child seeing everything through brand new eyes…

Welcome back to Organizational Aerodynamics, the course that helps you visualize the world from brand new perspectives, in order to take your life, family, organization and/or business anywhere your heart desires!  Today’s lesson is about Organizational Wonder – helping you to see and experience the world around you through the tenderness of a childlike heart, in order to rekindle the wonder, magic, journeys, dreams and adventures of your heart’s desires.  Children, by definition, see and experience the world around them for the very first time: a trip to the zoo, a visit to the beach, the sight of a rainbow, the sensations of flight, the taste of ice cream, the tenderness of a hug, the whimsy of having hiccups and the magic of a movie theater.  Children exhibit such unabashed delight and pleasure with each and every first-time and repeated experience, that it even puts a smile on the face of the most dour and blase of adults.  For children believe that all things are truly possible, that life is an adventure, that miracles happen every day and that their dreams will come true – do you?

2.  Organizational Wonder – helping you to see and experience the world around you through the tenderness of a childlike heart, in order to rekindle the wonder, magic, journeys, dreams and adventures of your heart’s desires…

3.  For children believe that all things are truly possible, that life is an adventure, that miracles happen every day and that their dreams will come true – do you?

The appreciation of beauty, wonder, whimsy, delight, innocence, amazement, magic, imagination, creativity and joy is simply choosing to participate in the many splendors of life itself.  Adults often take for granted the wonders of life around them, while a child is amazed and mesmerized in seeing and experiencing the very same thing at the very same time – hence the saying, “Stop and smell the roses.”  The appreciation of the wonders of the world around us is clearly a choice for adults to make.  We can either choose to be bored by the sight of a sunrise, immersed in our own hectic thoughts of another stress-filled day – or delighted by the miraculous beauty of the sunrise.  Miracles take place all around us every day and all we have to do is appreciate them for what they are: the miracle of new life in the form of a baby, the gift of kindness practiced by an elderly couple to each other, the aerodynamics of flight taking place in the sky above us, the bond of friendship between a child and his or her dog and the passion of young love walking hand in hand through the park.  The art of appreciation for everything miraculous in the world around us is simply a choice of ours to make.

4.  The appreciation of beauty, wonder, whimsy, delight, innocence, amazement, magic, imagination, creativity and joy is simply choosing to participate in the many splendors of life itself…

5.  The appreciation of the wonders of the world around us is clearly a choice for adults to make…

6.  Miracles take place all around us every day and all we have to do is appreciate them for what they are…

Tragic events, accidents and circumstances occur in the world every day, where people lose their ability to appreciate, experience and participate in life as they once could.  Yet, we so often take for granted what others so long to experience again: to stand up and walk, to speak with their own voice, to lift a child with their own arms, to hear the giggles of a baby and to see the splendor of a rainbow – if but for one more time.

7.  We so often take for granted what others so long to experience again – if but for one more time…

Our appreciation for the wonders around us instills gratitude in us for this precious gift of life – for the miracle of breathing, for the blessing of a heartbeat and for the divine nature of thought.  Yet, every day people go through the motions of their stress-filled lives seemingly on autopilot, never stopping or slowing down to realize and appreciate all that has been given to them.  If only they could see how much has been given to them and how truly blessed they are to be alive.  If we were told we had only weeks or months to live, our perspective and priorities for the time we had left would be focused on appreciating the people in our lives and the wonders around us while we still had the time.  How silly our hectic and stress-filled lives would appear to us if we knew that our remaining time in this world was fleeting.  Yet, we all know we won’t live forever – in fact, this very hour may possibly be our last.  Why wait for something tragic to happen before choosing to live with an attitude of gratitude for all you have been blessed with?  Rekindle your childlike heart and choose to experience the wonders of the world anew!  After all, time is fleeting – and there’s no better time than now!

8.  Our appreciation for the wonders around us instills gratitude in us for this precious gift of life…

9.  Why wait for something tragic to happen before choosing to live with an attitude of gratitude for all you have been blessed with?  Rekindle your childlike heart and choose to experience the wonders of the world anew!  After all, time is fleeting – and there’s no better time than now!

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Ten Steps of Wonder

The First Step of Wonder is to be thankful for all the blessings we’ve been given in this life…

The Second Step of Wonder is to tell the people in our world that we appreciate, care for and love them…

The Third Step of Wonder is see the miraculous in life around us every moment of every day…

The Fourth Step of Wonder is to see the people and events in our lives as the gifts that they are…

The Fifth Step of Wonder is to realize that every moment of every day is a gift given to us that should never be taken for granted…

The Sixth Step of Wonder is to rekindle in us a childlike heart…

The Seventh Step of Wonder is to give back to the people in our lives and to society what has been given to us over a lifetime…

The Eight Step of Wonder is to participate in random acts of kindness…

The Ninth Step of Wonder is to love unconditionally…

The Tenth Step of Wonder is to give thanks to God for having gifted to us this precious and fragile gift of life…

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Organizational Wonder

1.  Imagine for a moment that you could see the world around you for the very first time in your life, as a child seeing everything through brand new eyes…

2.  Organizational Wonder – helping you to see and experience the world around you through the tenderness of a childlike heart, in order to rekindle the wonder, magic, journeys, dreams and adventures of your heart’s desires…

3.  For children believe that all things are truly possible, that life is an adventure, that miracles happen every day and that their dreams will come true – do you?

4.  The appreciation of beauty, wonder, whimsy, delight, innocence, amazement, magic, imagination, creativity and joy is simply choosing to participate in the many splendors of life itself…

5.  The appreciation of the wonders of the world around us is clearly a choice for adults to make…

6.  Miracles take place all around us every day and all we have to do is appreciate them for what they are…

7.  We so often take for granted what others so long to experience again – if but for one more time…

8.  Our appreciation for the wonders around us instills gratitude in us for this precious gift of life…

9.  Why wait for something tragic to happen before choosing to live with an attitude of gratitude for all you have been blessed with?  Rekindle your childlike heart and choose to experience the wonders of the world anew!  After all, time is fleeting – and there’s no better time than now!

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