Rainbow

I was up and outside at the crack of dawn, speaking with a few of my neighbors as we all stood in awe, watching the sunrise, when, unexpectedly, Renee, a good friend of mine, gently tapped me on my left shoulder, tap-tap!

So naturally, I immediately turned around, and after looking directly into her pretty light brown eyes, she gave me a friendly wink of the eye, followed that with a warm smile, and then said, “Hey Anthony, OMG, there’s a rainbow behind you, shining brightly in the #NewYork sky!”

With a cute little dog barking profusely, ruff-ruff, and some friends taking photographs nearby, I quickly turned towards the iconic #NYC skyline, and there it was, for my viewing pleasure, a spectacular-looking rainbow!

Friends, it’s been a couple of years since I last saw a rainbow beaming over the Hudson River and the Manhattan sky, so as you might expect, I snapped a few pics; and when done, I found a bench to sit on and began capturing thoughts.

Worth mentioning, whenever I see a rainbow in the sky hovering over the Big Apple, I usually think of the famous quote by Maya Angelou “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

With the above lovely thought in mind, I share this post to connect with you more profoundly and hopefully brighten your day, especially if today was cloudly for you on your precious journey.

So as I now sit on the bench, shown below, grateful for this moment in my vibrant city, I could not help but also think of the diverse group of individuals in my LinkedIn community, shining light all around the world like this beautiful rainbow!

Indeed, I value the diversity of thought and knowledge you all continue to share with me so graciously. Additionally, I look forward to our future conversations and continued growth together on this platform, always respectfully.

Well, folks, that does it for another uplifting message from yours truly on this super Tuesday, which I felt inspired to share with you tonight. Thus, I’ll end by challenging all of us to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud this evening and in the days to come. Let’s do it!

Thank you so much for reading my latest spontaneous, warm-hearted, and rare weekday post.

Until we meet again on Saturday at 11 AM ET, have a relaxing evening and a great rest of your week! 😊

#encouragement #friendship #inspire

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I have an insatiable appetite for learning, helping people, and donating my time and human capital to important causes that have a meaningful impact on society.

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I have an insatiable appetite for learning, helping people, and donating my time and human capital to important causes that have a meaningful impact on society.

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