Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One man’s hard work drives him to success

Today’s media and news outlets are chock full of nuts.  Most certainly if someone sat (after having been strapped to a chair with their eyes glued open) and watched hour upon hour of so-called news related stories, I would bet the house on the majority of the stories being negative.

Of course the news is a vehicle for information, current events and matters taking place in real time. But when some detached almost-smiling newscaster is hard pressed to contain their excitement over the possibility this new tragedy could be their ticket to the big times—there’s a problem. Overall it comes across as if human beings ‘do nothing’ but harm, steal, maim, rape, kill or exploit each other for sport, gain or simply personal achievement.
However there are times when more than just a quick twenty second feel good story is reported. Hope is restored and the heavens can rejoice that just maybe all is not lost.  Maybe I’m being overly dramatic, but I do so to make a point.  Life is both good and bad, pretty and ugly and everything in between.

Personally I’m a big believer in the goodness of life and definitely not delusional.  When life gives you lemons…cut that sucker in half sprinkle some salt and savor the taste of the sour/salty combo.
When I came across a “human interest” story which is positive and showed humanity in a bright light, it had to be shared.

An employer took the time to show an employee how much the company valued him and his service. Get this—they bought the guy a brand new automobile as a gift of appreciation.
This is what happened: Chris Ninos thought he was merely going to lunch with co-workers and had to stop by a Ford dealership to pick up the company’s CEO, Brandon Rosen.  When he walked into the dealership, he was handed the keys to a new car.  It’s reported Ninos said, “Some people said they thought I was going to have a coronary right there.”  It’s an actual gift; the title is in his name. It’s not a company car, according to the SunSentinel.

The company didn’t merely reward him for showing up.  They did so because he shows out.  Rosen reportedly said Ninos is the first to show up and the last to leave even working on holidays.
There’s no indication that Chris Ninos went to work every day expecting his employer to buy him a new car.  The man was merely doing his job with a gusto and passion he obviously felt toward his responsibilities.  The employer greatly appreciated his effort, dedication and output and as a sign of their sincere appreciation presented it in the form of a car.

That’s way cool, don’t you think?