I know you’ve missed my blogging! 😉
So here is my latest... Mini Blog: “Loose Gravel” My Online Blog for rural, small and local--
Dissension; now there’s a word.
Do you know that families, communities, and friendships get torn up over it? Of course you do.
Collaboration, I’m finding, is an art, and FEW are very good at it.
Working together, especially in a community, doesn’t happen easily.
Have you ever known someone to run for office because they have their own agenda?
Have you ever met someone who forged ahead like a bull in a china closet because their way is the right way? Or maybe they don’t have a clue really... but,
People! We’ve got too much at stake in our rural, small and local communities to get caught up in pettiness. We don’t need to have our own way. Our towns’ take the brunt when we can’t see a vision or need for change. Even our area “communities together” pay the price when they can’t work together to form an alliance to be a destination together.
Economic and Community Development takes hard work, TENACIOUSNESS, willingness of heart, sometimes forgiveness, most the time patience. It won’t happen over night. It takes a long time, that’s why we have to work together. Negativity is like venom.
Our communities can thrive and grow. Our communities need us and we them. As a friend of mine just recently quoted “positive people cannot be passive.” Pettiness, private agendas, re-living old feuds, having our own way, negativity, selfishness, and control issues will undermine work that needs to be done for rural livability. Make collaboration your goal... #RuralLivability
“Start anywhere, head everywhere” ~Tuesday Ryan Hart
These are precious times.