The Golden Challenge

I am not sure of the reason, but we all tend to observe ourselves a little closer this time of year. Maybe it is because Santa is making his list and we all just want to make the cut past him checking it twice. Or perhaps we just realizes that the year is almost over and we left that resolutions back in February.
Whatever the reason may be, we all tend to use this time of year to reflect. Reflection can be a good thing but it can also be difficult because life isn’t always cookie cutter perfect. But there is one thing that is as cookie cut as grandma’s Christmas cookies and that is PEOPLE!
Now you are looking for the punch line right?
People are unique from one to the next; there is no denying that fact. Just the same, we are all very much alike in three very important ways. All of us are looking for:
We all want to feel like what we do matters and that someone appreciates our unique contributions and efforts. Think about the last time someone opened the door for you or maybe gave you an atta boy on your latest accomplishment. The door that was opened was not difficult to open and your accomplishment was achieved by you not the doler of the atta boys but that is not the point. The point is that someone cared enough to notice you.
I would like to invite you to join me in a challenge this holiday season. Let’s call this challenge “The Golden Challenge”!
This challenge, I should warn you, is not going to be easy but it will be worth it. I challenge you to act out the golden rule, do to others what you would want done to yourself, daily! Open a door, give up your seat, share a smile, encourage your neighbor, make eye contact, notice. The more you think of others the more you will see other people will think of you. More details on The Golden Challenge online at
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Danielle Myers
“Excellence is an attitude and humility is a byproduct of gratitude.”