Brave New Plans for 2023
Find a new comfort zone
After two years of living with pandemic restrictions and one year of navigating through an apocalyptic world of continuing health risks, social disruption and discontent, geopolitical conflict, climate disasters, and humanitarian crises, it’s time to make brave new plans for 2023 to find our place among our fellow passengers on planet earth.
Let’s find a new comfort zone for our own peace, security and prosperity while developing new approaches to making it a better world for everyone.
Let's widen our point of view, look large at people and the planet; seek to understand, listen and learn; consider alternate beliefs and value systems. Share our own values and beliefs. Speak up against lies and bigotry, racism and hate, ignorance and misinformation and false faith in simple solutions.
Be aware of the needs of family and friends, associates and colleagues, the neighbours and communities around us. The world is waiting; it needs more of us to do better; and it needs more of the best of us.
Small steps can make a big difference. One friendly gesture; one generous act; one thoughtful contribution of time, talent, knowledge or experience; applied to one person, one family, one community at a time.
It will be another challenging year. Let’s not deny the truth or hide from the ugly facts of life. Let’s change our attitudes and our actions to make life better for ourselves and for others.
Have a great start to the New Year.
Del Chatterson, your Uncle Ralph