Wow! – May 10.2011


Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a
mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to
a string that was attached to a helium balloon. All of a sudden, a
sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced
myself for some screaming and crying.

But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she
gleefully shouted out, “Wow!”

I didn’t realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me

Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an
unexpected problem. I felt like responding with “Oh no, what should we
do?” But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, “Wow,
that’s interesting! How can I help you?”

One thing’s for sure — life’s always going to keep you off balance
with its unexpected problems. That’s a given. What’s not preordained is
your response. You can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.

No matter what the situation, a fascinated “Wow!” will always beat a
frustrated “Oh, no.”

So the next time you experience one of life’s unexpected gusts,
remember that little girl and make it a “Wow!” experience. The “Wow!”
response always works.

Rob Gilbert
Editor of “Bits & Pieces”

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About Robynn

Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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