God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Whether you’re for or against the new President of the United States, we can all agree that new beginnings have tremendous power in our lives.
They have such power because the nature of human existence is such that we constantly run into unexpected obstacles and dead ends. Each time that happens, we have a choice: do we persist in our current direction, re-think our path and begin again with new ideas and insights, or do we give up in defeat?
As 2021 continues a contentious new decade that has led to unprecedented modern era difficulties in our lives and democratic governance, which of the above decisions will we make as individuals, an industry, country and global community?
Today, I encourage myself, my co-workers and my fellow Americans to embrace our opportunity to stay the course of democracy, accept our problems and differences, and the courage to strike out in new directions to find solutions to the problems that have plagued us.
As my inaugural first step towards both perseverance and new beginnings, I would like to suggest we all flip Zuck the bird for deliberately profiteering from our struggles because it was easier than figuring out another way to make his billions, and look for new ways to stay connected to our friends, family and community!
What will your inaugural first steps be?
Peace, love, prosperity, perseverance and happiness,