As is evident from the majority of my writing, tweets, and the like, I’m a big believer in the power of the “Good Attitude.”
Everything starts from within the individual: an idea, a few words, an action, a situation that requires a response, something creates the spark. A good attitude provides the foundation for everything that follows. But a good attitude not only means energizing oneself. From that starting place, we then having the spirit to take the step toward creating more good.
So Good Attitude results in Good Actions. Good begets more good. Word gets out. Here’s an example.
A few years back I reconnected with a work colleague I’d known when we both worked for the same major, multinational corporation a long while back. At the time he was running a multifaceted social enterprise called “Humaneity“. One of ventures within the enterprise was a periodic publication, Humaneity Magazine. My friend from Humaneity invited me to do some writing for the magazine, and I jumped at the chance.
Writing for the magazine was great fun. I had a fantastic experience creating content for the periodical and it spurred me forward to see my name on the byline of published work. Some of the pieces I created were based on research alone, but I also had the good fortune of interviewing some of my “subjects.” I even wrote the feature for one of the magazine issues.
Unfortunately, the magazine eventually ended up closing shop for lack of key fiscal support it had received. I look back on that time with nothing but a good attitude though: I learned a lot, met some great people, and was thankful for the opportunity.
Well, this week, Humaneity came calling again.
It seems my old friend has decided to kick-start the magazine, and asked me if I’d be interested in getting on board once again and do some writing for the new magazine. I’m pretty excited about the prospect of working with this innovative and energized team a second time around. I’m pretty excited about spreading more good through the many stories that are out there about people making a positive difference for each other.
As a primer for the new magazine project, I’ll be sharing the stories I wrote for Humaneity on this blog over the next several posts.
Stay tuned. It’s all GOOD.