Cindy Novotny

Struck by Lightning


Every day when you wake up in the morning, you are given a chance to start over, try again, reach your goals and strive to be better.  I know we have all heard that many times before, but I feel as though we still take this notion for granted. 

Have you ever had one of those moments? The moment that hits you like a bolt of lightning and puts everything into perspective? Well, this happened to me yesterday as I was on my way to NYC and our plane was literally struck by a bolt of lightning. Just 30 minutes out from Newark, we heard a loud bang, saw a ball of red out the window and the passengers, myself included, were sent into panic mode. In that split second, everything shifted into perspective. 

As many of you saw this week, I was so grateful and honored to win the Pyramid Award of Excellence from IACC.  Being presented with this award made me realize that everything you do in life, everything you work for, is noticed even if you aren't aware of it. People appreciate the words you say, the time you invest and the things you do (big or small) more than you know.  Every day we step into the unknown – there are no guarantees. So live well, don't leave anything unsaid and keep striving to live life to the fullest. 

Nothing like a jolt of lightning to wake you up!

Cheers from NYC (safely on the ground)