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Making the world a better place

March 24, 2010

If you hang out with me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have already seen this video, but I thought I’d share it here anyway.

At a recent staff retreat, I asked all of our staff to answer one simple question… “How can we make the world a better place?” We all put our answers on paper and turned them into the following video. (Watch for me around 1:49.) The musical background is a song that we commissioned from the very talented Mike Janzen for an annual campaign called Fast for Change.

And… speaking of making the world a better, place… I can’t stop playing this song, written by K’naan (who, by the way, grew up in Somalia during the war, so knows more about the true meaning of freedom than many of us) and performed by Young Canadian Artists for Haiti. Just a few moments ago, when I was dropping my kids off at school watching all of the children in the playground, it came on the radio, and like a sentimental sap, I got all choked up. Something about all those carefree kids with this song in the background just warmed the cockles of my heart (whatever cockles are).

So… the question I have to ask is… what would you put on your paper if you were asked how to make the world a better place? I’d love to see your answers in the comments.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. hiroboga permalink
    March 24, 2010 9:30 am

    Begin where you are.

  2. Bailey permalink
    March 24, 2010 1:39 pm

    Do the right thing, even when it isn’t easy.

  3. Dovelily permalink
    March 24, 2010 2:32 pm

    Say what you mean, mean what you say, just don’t say it mean.

    Love the videos!

  4. March 24, 2010 5:06 pm

    Guess what!! What I thought was EXACTLY what YOU thought!

  5. March 24, 2010 7:05 pm

    Understand that you are sometimes wrong.

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