Gratitude and change

The start of a new year gives all of us humans an opportunity for a new start, a fresh beginning. Whether we actually make something of that opportunity, and truly take steps toward a better and more fulfilling, meaningful future in our personal, professional and corporate worlds, ultimately is up to us. Good intentions are a dime a dozen and can in fact lead us to a worse destination?maybe not hell, as the saying goes, but certainly to frustration and cynicism about our ability to become better people, however we define that, than we currently are.

Lasting change grows out of gratitude that we can be forgiven for our shortcomings and failures. That?s good news since many of us will never fully overcome our faults. With forgiveness comes a profound humility that even as we strive for a better day, we can extend that grace to others, too. ?DR

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