Talking through real issues and facing new norms: our willingness to effectively listen to one another's thoughts through these new seasons we face is critical in calming our anxieties and putting our fears to rest. In the corners of our hearts are places that feel uneasy and cause us to wonder if it is safe to mention our own feelings on topics we are all daily facing at this time. To move through changes, we must allow one another the freedom to have those hard conversations, express our fears and help each other verbalize the unsettling realness we walk into each day.
There's the old saying..."This Too Shall Pass" and "There Is Nothing New Under The Sun." As true as these may be...when what we face is literally "In Our Face" everyday, we have to open up our hearts to be great listeners, effective listeners and compassionate listeners.
I have had the opportunity weekly to talk directly with business owners, teachers, mothers, fathers, health care workers, city officials and more. Inside each of these conversations is wisdom, concerns, wondering about the future and hope toward a better tomorrow. Also, I hear words of encouragement and amazing stories of how our community and those communities around us are pulling together and showing support, love and open arms to one another.
Just like the corners of our hearts hold powerful soul nuggets. Think about what you can do to make an impact in your corner of the world. Support local, reach out in a powerful way through generosity, offer someone a listening ear and above all...show love to all.
Be a Change Maker in our Changing World.
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." - Mother Teresa