In the wake of today’s result, wake being the operative word, I am profoundly aware that I have to do something to create a change, to make a change and to be the change.
We all do.
In moments of utter bemusement, I take a moment and read a quote that’s on my wall here at HQ.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
That’s not about policies; it’s about how we choose to behave. We start at home and we create a ripple effect from there.
As we’re all in the midst of different emotions, remember that we represent ourselves and we can only be judged on our actions. This is a turning point in the moral progress of our country and each and every one of us has a responsibility to respond to each other with kindness.
If you’re using a tone, words or an emotional response that you wouldn’t aim at your canine bestie, don’t aim it at another human either. Kindness first; we have to start there.