In October 2003, I took my eight-year-old daughter Justine to see Bruce Springsteen in concert at Citi Field in NY. She might have been a little young to see him, but I wasn’t sure how much longer he would be performing, and I thought it was important for my four kids to see Bruce live (they all have seen him).
A few weeks ago, 20 years after seeing Bruce in what was then billed as “one of his final shows,” Justine took me to see him at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It was a night of endless “pings” for me. Having my daughter take her old man to see his favorite artist—ping! Seeing people in their 70s spend almost three hours happily pouring their hearts and souls into doing something they’ve loved for over 50 years—BIG ping! Knowing that even the best things in life don’t last forever, it’s critical to appreciate these moments for all they are worth—the best ping!
Pings happen when something makes you stop what you are doing and appreciate the moment as it is happening. It could be a sunrise or sunset, a random act of kindness, or seeing an everyday miracle happen in front of you. But pings only happen if you put yourself in a position to let them happen.
Take breaks during the day and walk around the neighborhood or go for a drive. On your break, keep your phone in your pocket and see if you notice anything new in the world around you. And then—PING.
Brian Moran, CEO
Small Business Edge
Brian Moran & Associates