I’m torn on what to write today.
Currently, there are 32 ongoing conflicts in the world. Our screens and streams are filled with what can only be described as horror.
It’s easy to be saddened by the current onslaught of violence. I am.
We want peace. Yet feel isolated.
I’ve asked myself. What can I do from my keyboard in Northumberland?
I’ve been working on this message for two days.
Should I be giving advice?
Is it appropriate to do so?
Should I scrap it and go for a light-hearted, ’10 ways to have an awesome autumn’.
As you’re reading this, I’ve chosen not to. 10 ways… can wait.
I was also meant to be announcing a major event today.
That can wait until next week too.
Again, if it doesn’t feel right don’t.
But one thing has happened by writing this.
I feel better because I’ve acknowledged my inner conflict.
I feel mentally healthier to have thought deeply, considered my emotions and shared.
When I’m struggling to communicate something, I revert to my primary value, which is ‘Improving the life of everyone I connect with’.
Ten thousand people read this newsletter.
Imagine if we brought a little peace into our own lives.
Here I go again. I’ve fretted about that last line for 30 minutes.
Who am I to suggest that?
Have you seen the news, Michael?
But it stays in. And there IS something we can do.
Bring a little more peace, love and harmony into our own lives by sharing a little more peace, love and harmony with others.
I’m sorry if you were expecting motivation, customer service tips and how-to’s this week. I’ll be back with my usual messaging next week.
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