By Linda Fisher Thornton
It has been a challenging year. This week I reflect on the progress being made (that may not show up in the news headlines) and how we can use our gifts in pursuit of good.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
This year I noticed people being more empowered to call out and stop unethical practices. I believe that it is up to each of us to use our gifts and talents to effect the kind of change we want to see in the world.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
—- Anne Frank
I noticed organizations stretching to meet rising expectations for transparency and social impact. We have made progress.
Always remember that our human progress is not defined by the scandals in the news headlines. They are the “what not to do” and a distraction from our more important work.
“Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.”
— Vaclay Havel
Always remember that you have gifts and capabilities that you have not yet tapped into that are waiting to be opened and used to build a better world. It’s time to open them.
I wish you a wonderful, joyful and hopeful holiday season.
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