Let me apologize right up front. This is a post I feel so very passionate about, that I haven’t sent it to my editor for her review. She probably will be a little surprised to see it. Sooo…without further ado, here we go!
Over the last couple of weeks as I’ve been redesigning things in this space, I’ve thought long and hard about changing my title from Chasing Goodness to Celebrating Goodness. I am beginning a new journey in my life – on some days, I might need to stop and celebrate, while some days might be tougher than others. While I will still encourage and share ways that I think we should chase goodness, I want to focus on little moments and opportunities we come across daily that I think we should stop and just bask in. Sometimes it might be a moment in our own lives and sometimes it might be a moment for a friend or even a stranger that we come across. Wouldn’t it be great to stop the busyness of the day and take a minute to embrace and celebrate the goodness? I also believe these moments, big our small, could and should motivate us to find a way to pass a little along.
I have had a few moments of my own lately where someone unknowingly passed some goodness my way. Candidly, I’ve been trying to decide which moment to start with as I begin this new journey on my blog along with the one of my own. Many stand out in my mind, and I am so grateful for how blessed I still feel from these moments.
This morning I came across something that has moved me deeply (it’s only 8 minutes and 17 seconds), and it’s the perfect moment to share. While I know it’s moved me so, and many others I’m sure, I’m also confident that Kodi didn’t realize how much of a blessing all of his hard work would be, and how this moment might bless him as well!
I came across an article titled ‘AGT judges brought to tears by year’s first Golden Buzzer act’ as the headline and the subtitle ‘This is one America’s Got Talent performance you’ll never forget’ Candidly, I’m not really a fan of the show, but with this headline I decided I might take a look. (I wasn’t even sure what the definition of a Golden Buzzer act might be). It’s impossible for me to put into words how incredibly blessed I feel – it is one of those moments that will stick with me and maybe even you for a long time to come.