PRESIDENT GEORGE H W BUSH -- STEPS WELL TAKEN
As we pause this week to celebrate the life of George H.W. Bush, we see a man who worked to recognize the common ground upon which something positive could be built to benefit the greater good. To do this – he chose to take steps that are open to all of us:
Connect with others on a personal level. Whether writing a letter, making a phone call, or simply joining someone on a walk – give someone 100% full attention. Be truly present.
Be Curious. Listen. Understand. President Bush understood that if you want to fix something, you had to understand it first. And as an importantly - that understanding is a two way street.
Give Love. As his children commented, there was always love – an unconditional love. Don’t let the chaos of your day hinder you from experiencing the powerful simplicity of kindness and love.
Lead by example. Few individuals live under the intense spotlight of the presidency, but we all have a spotlight on us. The example we set; the steps we take truly do matter.
Thank you President George H. W. Bush – steps well taken.
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