We all know that the
economy in North America and, for that matter
the world, is in deep recession. As a result, this has created great turmoil
within communities! Businesses have closed their doors. 1000’s of people have
been laid off or worse, lost their jobs. Municipality revenues are lower and
they are reducing services. People within the communities are becoming more
depressed and despondent as time goes on; their self esteem is much lower!
Where does it all stop? Even community minded volunteers are starting to have
self doubts. Their groups are looking at cutting back or disappearing
altogether! All of these negative thoughts feed on one another! However,
history shows us that if we can reverse these trends and thoughts that just the
opposite will happen! Positive thoughts and actions will create new
opportunities! This is where citizen groups can really make a difference!
Rather than pulling back or giving up, these groups should move forward with
enthusiasm and hope! By their leadership, others will follow! If you run a
great event, it will attract others! Success will build on success!
(To be continued in Part Two)
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