“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
— Mahatma Gandi
Another wildfire swept through my life — and when it finished, I allowed the new growth, tender and soft to come through. It resulted in the birth of the business I still operate 20 years later.
I have not spent one single day in a cube in those 20 years. As a matter of fact, everyday I look out on the expanse of nature, fill myself with country air and sunlight and rain.
Nature forgives. It moves on. It may take weeks or months — or eons, but it moves on stronger and more brilliant. It becomes what it needs to become.
Businesses and the people who run them work the same — if the human part of us can allow it. That takes forgiveness — true forgiveness. The pasture does not hold on to the past, it releases it, allows and encourages its passing to feed the new growth.
New growth can be as scary as it is beautiful. Just remember what appears fragile is really stronger than you can ever imagine.
You are invited to get outside ...
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