Sunday, April 16, 2006

What's in your egg?

It is Easter Sunday and no matter what your religious belief system is, there can be fun for all at the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Kids line up, the gun goes off and the hunt is on! It is a mad dash to find the best egg, the one with the grand prize hidden inside. As I watch the kids run, many head toward the back of the field as if the "best" egg is always farther away. But what they don't realize is that right in front of them, just 10 feet away is the egg to end all eggs. So a little, cute 3 year old who was just out sized, dwarfed in swarm of other kids, casually walks up and picks up the bright green egg, not having any idea what he just obtained.

Isn't that true for all of us? We make the mad dash for the big prize thinking we know where it is, but all the time it is right in front of us. We just have to look down and pick it up.

I have seen many people with extraordinary talents who wander around looking for their perfect egg, not utilizing what they have right in front of them. I used to think it would be wonderful to have a traveling sales job; seeing all different parts of the country, staying in swanky hotels, and making lots of money. It is the thought of it that is so appealing until you talk to those who actually do it, and one realizes that they are never home, it is just another motel room, they hate to eat out, and they are very lonely.

Realizing how blessed we are not matter what we do is the key. Success is what you make it, not the money you earn or status you have, but finding happiness in everything you do. I am very fortunate to be able to surround myself with fun happy people who love what they do. But it did not happen by chance, looking back we made it that way. Yes, we. All of us. Friends, family, clients and customers.

So on this Easter Sunday, relax, enjoy a good egg hunt, and you yourself go find an egg or two. Let your guard down and enjoy the very existence of life. Hug a friend, kiss your spouse, and you will soon realize that the grand prize of all is right in front of you.


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