The phrase "wake-up call" is something that we have heard before whether it is while growing up, in articles, in the news, movies, or even song titles such as "Wake Up Call" by Maroon 5. We have even heard the famous phrase during hotel stays.
While we as a society were dreaming of that better future for all, one without injury, disease, or disability, we completely dropped the ball for those with disabilities now, who aren't fortunate enough to be rich and/or famous.
Being open to the unexpected, whether far away or at home, can catapult you into the present moment so you can snatch these opportunities for expansion, bringing you closer to who you are meant to be in this world.
Personal change is possible for anyone. There are some who do not believe that and others who say it is easier said than done. Anyone who has ever tried to change knows it is difficult. But the reality is that people change every day for the better in many different ways.
Art, design, business, and culture have merged. Experiences and products are all about what someone feels. People act or react, attend or purchase, like or follow because they are drawn toward something.
We all laughed, of course, but we got the message: When important and powerful ideas are presented in ways that come from the heart, with the right intentions to influence and effect positive change, we cannot help but respond emotionally -- no matter our cultural conditioning or place of birth.
The next time you talk with a friend, consider looking at that friend with beginner's eyes. You might notice some pretty terrific positive changes if you're willing to see your friend anew, as he or she is, right now.