Life’s rich tapestry

Here are some of the wonderful women I talked about in ‘The Bonds that Bind us.’ Gemma, Tracy, Sue and Dominique.  They’re truly lovely people and I’m honoured to know them.

There are a number of striking things about these girls but one that really stands out is that they all have strong personal values and they live by them.

Many of us talk about having values – kindness, integrity, loyalty, respect for others, ethics…. but it stops there, it’s just talk.

So what’s the problem?

Well maybe it isn’t a problem. Maybe things are just fine the way they are.  But I can’t help wondering whether we all might be a little bit better off if we took a leaf from these girl’s books. If we walked the talk instead of just talking about it.

How much richer might life’s rich tapestry be if we offered each other some small act of kindness every day.  If we showed a tiny bit more understanding of the diverse people and cultures making up our human race.  If we let an extra drop of ethics guide us in our decisions, personal, business or pleasure.  What would happen if we committed to make a few simple, no-cost changes to the way we go about our lives?

I’m sure we’d still find plenty of imperfections in the world; walking the talk won’t suddenly sweep it all clean.  But we humans might cause fewer of the Earth’s problems and maybe, just maybe, we’d be able to lead richer, more enjoyable lives too.

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