Final Thought of the Week – My 2 Big Wishes For 2019
I truly hope there is less frenzied outrage in the coming year. Yes, let’s be passionate about the things that matter but let’s also keep things in perspective. A bad or even inappropriate comment should not result in a Defcon one response.
Wish # 2 also relates to reality. I would like to think that in the coming year we do not continue to allow companies to have a free pass for bad behavior. Reality needs to have consequences.
How many more times do we need to read about the nefarious practices of Google, Facebook and others in social media? It is now clear that executive opinions are shaping or not allowing unfettered, honest communication and actually restricting opinions not to their liking.
There are actually companies out there that care about your privacy. For example DuckDuckGo is a search engine that, wait for it, actually guarantees your privacy. Maybe you would be wise to give these type of companies your business and this would send the offenders of the world an important message. Get your house in order.
If we can achieve these 2 wishes I am sure the world will be a kinder, happier and more beautiful place to call home. Happy holidays and wishing you all an amazing 2019.
As we near the end of the year and I look to the new year with optimism my thought of the week is that there is no time limit or ceiling on doing good. Take a moment and look for ways that you can help those around you. Be it a kind word to a stranger, encouragement to a co worker or helping a friend or family member in need can go a long way. Strive to be a force for good. Comport yourself with civility and be kind. I hope you make this one of your personal objectives and 2019 will be a banner year for you and those that you touch.
After the mid term elections, and all the other craziness going around it is important to pause and just take a breath. Just stop right now and take three deep breaths. I hope you felt the tension just leave your body. Now read the following quote by MLK and strive to live by it.
“Hatred paralyses life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonies it.
Hared darkens life; love illuminates it. “ — MLK
Powerful stuff. Hope you bring some love to life and all those you touch.