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“Some believe it is only Great Power that can hold evil in check.  But that is not what I have found.  I have found that it is the small ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.  Small acts of kindness and love.”

–Gandalf

In a culture that often makes one feel the golden rule really means the person with the gold makes the rules, it is easy to feel helpless to make a meaningful difference in the world.   Like Gandalf, however, I know better.  I know it doesn’t take monumental acts to change the world.

Over the past few months, we have seen riots, name-calling, vitriol, road rage, and a myriad of other examples of social discord.  Even the “most wonderful time of the year” was marred by greed and self-interest.

Sometimes, it makes me sad to see people treating one another with such disregard.  After all, there is more that binds us than divides us in the great big dysfunctional family we call humanity.

From time to time I find myself fantasizing about moving to the wilderness and living in a cave with no access to the media, no malls full of pushing and shoving customers, and no highways with drivers unconcerned with anyone other than themselves.

Then, just as I’m about ready lose hope in the human race, I see your smiling face, and I, once again, find a light in the darkness.  That’s why this month, I’m highlighting you.

Perhaps you are the person who jumped out of his car to pay for me to get out of the parking garage when I was in the cash only line and all I had was my credit card.  You might be the delightful teenager at the ice cream place who sings when she gets a tip.

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Rebecca Lacy
Rebecca Lacyhttps://leadershipinwonderland.com/
REBECCA Lacy is President of Pinnacle Management Group, Incorporated, a company providing leadership coaching, training, and consulting in the areas of employee engagement and leadership development. She is published in several anthologies and has just completed her first book.

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  1. True, Rebecca, we can each make a difference in a small way. A person can impact another by a kind act, word, or just a smile.

    Changing a society or culture run amok is quite another matter of course. Perhaps if we all did the right thing that would work. Of course it is naive to think we will all do the right thing even most of the time. If that were true we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in now.

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