Going Green While Grieving

Grief does not change you,

It reveals you!

                                                                                               John Green,
                                                                                               The Fault in Our Stars 

It seems that it was just yesterday that we were talking about the importance of “Going Green”.  For businesses it meant reducing the overall environmental impact of the organization, and combining those initiatives with energy efficiency measures that conserve the earth’s resources, thus making the organization more efficient and sustainable.  For individuals and communities it could be as simple as living a life that is friendly to the natural environment and sustainable for the earth.

Lessons of the Father

No matter what our successes in life, 

They will pale in comparison to the feats

of the Father.

He took the Paoli local everyday, and got home around 6:00 PM after spending the day at the office in Philadelphia.  Mom would have dinner ready and we would spend the next hour talking about the day.  He kept his suit on, because Dad’s day was not over.  Around 7:15 he would leave again for an evening appointment with a client or prospect. 

Embrace the Opportunities

“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.”

                                                                    – Dave Hollis

Before you read any further I want you to do something.  Copy and paste the quote above to  another document.  It doesn’t matter what, it could be tomorrow’s calendar, or your notes.  Finished?  Take a minute to reflect on how simple that was.  Can any of you remember the process prior?  Think about how often you use the cut and paste function; for me it is a daily activity. 

The Challenges Ahead

“Whatever is my right is also the right of another;
and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”
On December 23, 1776, Thomas Paine penned the following words that would serve to inspire American patriots, and change the direction of a young nation.  “THESE are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. 

Feeling Anxious? Have Hope, You’re Not Alone

“The only thing we have to fear,
Is fear itself!

                                                                                                        – Winston Churchill

The headlines of every major newspaper in the world all speak to the same issue; we are at war with a common enemy; a contagion called COVID-19.  We know little about it except that it is powerful, hidden, and responsible for 365,000 deaths worldwide.  The United States has seen over 100,000 deaths, and the virus has put what was otherwise, a healthy national economy, into a tailspin.  It has also changed our personal lives; social distance has become the norm.