Thursday, March 9, 2017

Random Thoughts: On Community & Remaining Ever So Hopeful......

The Beauty of Laguna Niguel 

Being witness to history is always exciting.   As I write this, I am working away as I see history being made in South Korea as the President has been impeached.      I decided to be even more upbeat despite all the profound challenges we've been witness to--The Revised Travel Ban by the President; the twisted saga at Uber and the tragedy in Guatemala.       The beauty of my Hometown, Laguna Niguel, was a fabulous way to take comfort in.   

I was also so blown away by the community over the past few weeks.    This was a scene I captured a few weeks ago from a concert at Aliso Niguel High School as the combined District Orchestra played to a capacity crowd:  

@ Aliso Niguel High School:  The District Annual Concert 

It was also quite a beautiful scene as the High School String Orchestra had another beautiful night a the Soka University Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, California.   I captured an image of it that I shared in support of Donate A Photo:


What I found especially inspiring was the Woodbadge Leadership training that I was witness to.   32 selfless souls joined an intense two weeks of training to understand the key challenges of Management and to enhance their skillsets to be able to serve.   This captured by one of the Patrols was so moving: 

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It captured the sense of fun, engagement, and purpose all in One!!!  It is such that continues to sustain a sense of optimism notwithstanding the very challenges at hand. The challenges are never to be minimized.  But the need to remain hopeful is even more critical now!!!

It is also the advent of Spring and we here in the United States are getting ready for it as DayLight Savings Time is before.  We will lose an hour--but there is also a silver lining:  We will be witness as Nature begins to renew itself in a few weeks.

Onward to the Weekend with all its' possibilities.....

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