“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”
Former UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden
Amazing things can happen in a community when there is a level playing field for everyone. That means that you and others can go higher and do more things together. Equality and opportunity are important to make the 21st century its best. On the job its especially important when you want to advance your cause to have everyone working together at full strength.
Being awesome means having everyone be awesome from the same place.
I am an American but I must say that my country is not the only land of opportunity. We have a big bowl but there are millions of fish in that bowl too. Everyone has a dream but people can achieve their dreams and build their own countries where they come from. I know the USA has a image around the world but really we aren’t all that. We can’t seem to treat those in the fringes well. Non-natives aren’t looked at all that well by everyone.
Every land can be a land of opportunity. America does not have a monopoly on building a bright future. I am not anti-immigrant or anything like that or even racist for that matter. I think the best and brightest of places like India, Canada, UK and continents like Africa and South America need their own to stay home to make their home and native lands even better for a new generation.
Everyone has a chance to do amazing things and there are lots of places that need that chance to flourish, thrive and become their own lands of opportunity.
Fresh starts can mean new opportunities.
We went to see a Chattanooga Theatre Centre presentation of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and it occurred to me that the queen of East Tennessee music is quite the feminist. This play and movie is about empowering women to be who they want to be on their terms. I think in the 21st century women should have the freedom to answer life’s call on their lives in whatever form it takes whether it be mother or minister, president of our country or CEO of a corporation. Women are a powerful force for good and they get stuff done. So their work from 8 to 6 or 9 to 5 is more valuable now than ever. As a man I support their wanting their own dreams to come true.
I think with opportunity comes some prosperity. If we are looking at prosperity only then we are missing out on the ability to impact the lives of those who need it in favor of personal gain. Our lives can be about more than accumulating wealth but creating a greater community for everyone including ourselves.