Editor’s Note: As they have for the last couple of years, your summer Pause messages will feature the ‘Best of Pause. These GEMS are readers’ favorite messages from earlier years. Whether you are a long time subscriber, or new to our list, I hope you enjoy them all. After Labor Day, your Pause messages will once again feature all new info and resources.
P.S. – Also, be sure to scan right to the end of this message. You’ll want to be sure to catch the details on my Canada 150 Summer Art Project and the unique Provinces of Canada paintings on offer each week. This week – New Brunswick.
REFLECTION AND ACTION: Broker world peace. Jump-start the economy. Cure cancer. Eliminate poverty. Save the planet.
The range of global concerns seems endless. Even our more modest individual goals and ambitions can end up supersized to the max.
As inspiring and enervating as big hairy audacious goals can be, they also carry significant weight. And, shouldering the weight of the world can feel overwhelming, crippling and exhausting.
That’s why a recent commentary by my Halifax friend and colleague, Peter Davison, struck me so positively.
Peter wrote: “Go forth, do good, return home, stay blessed. Repeat as necessary.”
It’s an approach to daily life and a plan of action that’s blazingly simple and eminently doable.
In the midst of demands on your time and draws on your energy, keep Peter’s prescription in the forefront of your mind. (more…)