Wednesday, 12 September 2012

WTF Saint John? How DO you change the world?

I read a quote once from Mother Teresa when someone asked her how she does what she does: "Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you."

Sage advice.

It applies to many situations.

When you talk about "changing the world", as I have in the title of my blog, one's first response may be to feel overwhelmed by the prospect, and then to give up before you even start.

But then I remember this quote by Oscar Schindler: "Whoever saves one life saves the world entire."

As all wisdom does, these quotes empower through the reminder of simplicity. Focus on what you can do. Start at home.

Which brings me to a heartening development in my own home town. Lisa Hrabluk has begun an inititive called "What's the Future Saint John?" A question many of us have been asking ourselves. I invite you to get more details at her blog post...

And I invite us all (me included) to jump on this bandwagon and be part of the solution to our troubling times.