I remember the story told by Eric Clapton about George Harrison when he wrote 'Here Comes the Sun' in George’s garden. Eric said something along the lines of “it was really bad and dull weather and the sun just appeared out of nowhere and me and George sat down for a cup of tea and he (George) started playing his guitar which he always had lying around and he was immediately uplifted by the sun”. For those of you who don’t know, George played with the Beatles and the Album was the famous one with Paul walking across the street bare footed proving without doubt he was in fact dead.
Anyway I was reminded of the story when the sun appeared from out of nowhere on a very, very bleak grey and wet Monday morning. Just a few minutes of the glorious bright golden sunshine peering through the clouds immediately lifted my spirit and provided a spectacular contrast to the dull battleship grey surroundings. It also reminded me that no matter how bad things get or how depressing life may be that there is always something positive happening somewhere - you just have to look for it. Granted this is not always that easy to find in the newspaper, or on the news but it is there, nevertheless. It is a truism that the sun is always shining somewhere. The sun may be hidden by the clouds and it may be raining but the sun is always shining – you may not see it but it is there. I find this somehow uplifting and very positive to know. It may seem obvious to some but I would bet the majority forget this and it’s easy to see why when we have so much depressingly monotonous weather, to say it has been wet would be an understatement.
I did see some good news in the news recently which was that there is new kind of chocolate being developed that is both healthy for us and tastes great. Made from raw chocolate beans and any purchase also helps to sustain the rain forest the birth place of the chocolate bean, so sounds like a win, win, win to me. You can learn more about this story at www.forevercacao.co.uk.
Spring is almost upon us so I am determined to remain positive and see the sun no matter if it is hidden by a lot of clouds. This thought process can be applied as a metaphor for any business situation as well. No matter if the times appear desperate and tough at the present moment, there is always something positive to be taken from every situation and sometimes all you need to do is focus on it for long enough to be able to change the situation for the better.