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Friday
Aug162013

Strength Rises

It has been 10 days since Alberta's flood and I wish to extend my care and concern to each of you as you recover from the significant impact of the flood.  It is my hope and prayer that those of you greatly affected will have the real and tangible help you need to care for your family and loved ones, and the strength and resources to deal effectively with the aftermath. During the first days I witnessed incredible acts of unselfishness and was part of an outpouring of service to others that rises during life's hardest moments.  I believe that the stories we continue to hear and the experiences we are part of will inspire us to reconnect with our deepest values and the core meaning of our lives.

For those of you in positions of leadership, I encourage you to consider what you want to be known and remembered for in the months and years ahead. Remind yourself of your own core values, take time to communicate your care, reach out and build relationships and together figure out ways to solve problems the flood has caused.

 

We need each other in all aspects of our lives.  In our personal and work lives, strong relationships and meaningful community are important for remaining strong and resilient.  Soon enough, the demands of business and corporate life will try to overshadow the acts of giving and the priorities rediscovered during this staggering event, so hang on to the values and meaning that have come into sharp focus over the last 10 days.

 

 

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