Connection. We were designed to connect. It’s in our DNA as humans. We are connected. If we ever doubted that, we now are observing just how connected we are.
We impact. Whether we are aware of how we impact or that we have impact doesn’t change the truth that as individuals we impact people and systems directly and indirectly.
You impact these two sweet souls. [picture taken January 11, 2020]
One is a retired nurse. She stood in the gap for forty years tending to the needs for those who were having babies, needing access to resources, patients and family members needing reassurance in unknown medical circumstances.
One is the daughter of a nurse. Her mama is currently standing in the gap providing needed mental health care each day. She and her team are filling a gap especially needed now as the world that already has felt overwhelming for many suffering with mental health issues, find the world to be a really chaotic place to function in.
You impact them.
Though I know my Connectedness strength [Clifton Strengths™] is on overdrive right now, it offers me a lens to see how my actions in my little corner of the world impacts others in my family, community, county, state, nation and world. I may not like that truth nor want to acknowledge it. Quite frankly our culture has dismissed this truth because we tend to want to believe our lives are our own, our rights and decisions are our own and though we may WANT that to be truth it is not. We are observing that in a way never before displayed before us.
Your decisions are impacting.
Your personal decisions have connecting consequences: good or bad but rarely neutral – always have and always will when we are on the other side of this, but especially now.
Stay home. Stay connected in ways that don’t put an unnecessary burden on law enforcement, health care, human services and community workers. I know this requires sacrifice, the sacrifice of what we have believed to be our rights. Remember those who have and are sacrificing for our well being: this retired nurse of forty years who is my mother in law, her granddaughter who is my daughter and her great-granddaughter, who is my sweet grandbaby. They are counting on you and I to do the next right thing.
About the author;
Sandy Anderson, MS
Sandy works with organizations, teams, entrepreneurs, and individuals who are seeking to design their work and life with intention versus settling for a default version.
She serves through organizational consulting, leadership coaching conversations, team development training as well as life coaching, authentic writing, and various speaking platforms. Her work is rooted in research-based strategies and leverages the practical tools she designs for her client’s unique needs to fuel resiliency, relevancy and relationship in how they lead, live and love!