Spring break is over but the scent of chocolate bunnies still lingers. My kids are grown, so no more old fashioned Easter egg hunts, but we talked about the other kind – the virtual Easter egg where information such as a photo, a drawing, computer code – well, just about anything, is hidden.
Disney World is famous for its hidden Mickey’s. Everywhere from storm drains to the side of Thunder Mountain, the hidden icon of the classic Mickey comprised of three circles can be found. Alfred Hitchcock is famous for making cameo appearances in the majority of the movies he made. And Groucho Marx on his game show, “You Bet Your Life” often threw in giveaway questions with the answers included, such as, “How long do you cook a three minute egg?”
One of our Inova gems, where hidden answers are discovered, is the Creative Solutions board. Every time I round, I enjoy pausing to peek at what issues are being raised and what the solution has been. Some problems have relatively easy fixes. They have been resolved with team effort and creative thinking. Some problems require more thought, research and money.
The gem here is expectancy. By posting an issue, we expect results. We prepare for the experience, unfold the solutions and believe the solution will come. Action and expectation equal a winning combination!
In the spirit of this thought, I am planting a hidden egg right here. If you see me rounding in April, May or June and pause to read a Creative Solutions board, ask me if I have any of my chocolate bunny left. The prize? I’ll send you some chocolate! (Dark chocolate, I hear, has health benefits.)