There is a world beyond the pandemic and the lockdown. It's time to come up with a hopeful and positive vision

The Time is Now to Lead with Purpose, Humanity, and Humility

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Makes This World A Better Place For All of US 

A Time to Weave a New and Hopeful Tapestry of Life

Wherever you look, wherever you go, there is no doubt that, the pandemic, COVID-19, has profoundly affected all our lives. It has changed the world as we knew it. It has presented us all with many challenges.

However, the question on everybody’s lips is : Can We Rise to These Challenges? Can We Build A Better World, More Caring and Just in Post-COVID?

The answers to my mind are very simple: It all depends on us and on our collective actions. Can We Be Guided by Our Humanity? Can We Project Love and Kindness in all We Do?

And more importantly, no time is better than the Christmas Season to put this Challenge to the test.

I Hope We Can All Play our Part in This Changed World

 

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“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,

and he who plants kindness gathers love.”― Saint Basil

Businesses place Value on Values

John Lewis Christmas ad focuses on Love and kindness theme

…’It’s campaigns – from the Hare and the Bear in 2013 to Monty the Penguin in 2014 and last year’s Excitable Edgar the dinosaur – have specialised in heart-warming tales of cute characters to part shoppers from their cash in the department store. And they have been viewed millions of times online.

But 2020 has been a different year. So different, according to the retailer, that they even toyed with abandoning a Christmas campaign altogether.

Instead it has come up with a pandemic theme of kindness and giving to charity, rather than giving presents, but still with appealing animals, children and snowmen…’ Continue to read

‘WE BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD

WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE

IF WE ALL GAVE A LITTLE MORE.

A LITTLE MORE THOUGHT. A LITTLE

MORE TIME. A LITTLE MORE...

WELL... LOVE.

WE’RE NOT ASKING FOR MUCH.

BUT WE’RE ASKING IT OF EVERYONE.

BECAUSE IF WE ALL GIVE JUST

A LITTLE MORE LOVE, TOGETHER

WE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.’- John Lewis's & Partners, Christmas 2020

‘To be ‘purpose-led’, an organisation will need to stand for something in which it believes.

It will need to go beyond a singular focus on profit, and strive towards impacting positively on society.’ 

This is How to Balance Purpose and Profit to become a Force for Good

John Lewis’s Partnership 1864-2014: A 150 Years Partnership for the Common Good 

“A little love gets passed on, then gets passed on to another person.

That’s what we’re going to need this Christmas”

  John Lewis's & Partners

Watch the 2020 John Lewis Christmas advert – video

THE MAKING OF GIVE A LITTLE LOVE

...And This is Why Love, Trust, Respect and Gratitude Trumps Economics

Illustration: Nathalie Lees/The Guardian

May you find joy in the simple pleasures of life and may the light of the holiday season

fill your heart with the hope for a better world

“…there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.” —Ecclesiastes 3:12

Please consider to donate to the GCGI 2020 chosen charity: 

'This is not about politics, it's about humanity'

Please give generously to:

Marcus Rashford’s campaign and help feed Britain’s poorest children

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