Words of Hope and Aspiration

As I stated in my most recent blog, Rich Harwood has been a source of hope and aspiration for me for the past 25 years.  Yesterday, on the eve of our nation’s midterm elections, he did it once again.  Here are the highlights of what he had to say:  “Everyday we hear that our country is divided and polarized.  Of course, when I travel across the country, I can hear these rumblings, too.  But I also hear something else.  People are in search of ways to come together…This includes all Americans — no matter who they voted for in 2016 and in today’s midterms…So, on Tuesday night, as we watch the TV networks color their election maps red and blue, keep the following question in mind:  What will it take to create the conditions for people to tap into their potential and join together to build a common future?”  Over the past 30 years, Rich has innovated and developed a new philosophy and practice of how communities can solve shared problems, create a culture of shared responsibility and deepen people’s civic faith.

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