I hesitate to share this story, but as I reflect upon what happened, I plead with you, let your hearts tune in for a just a moment.

There is a popular movie in the cinema at the moment – Little Women. On Sunday evening, I spent spent the most wonderful hour listening and observing to two of my favourite little women. It was a real joy as I witnessed a ‘guid auld blether’. Although both of these women are in their 80’s and 90’s and may be ‘little’ in physical stature now, they are positively huge in love and spirit for the Watson and Temple families respectively. In addition, they have influenced for good hundreds if not thousands of friends and neighbours. Thank you mum and Auntie Joyce for your kindness, love and constant examples of goodness.

My point?

They were ๐™—๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ themselves.

I’d like to comment on the pretence that far too many of us are addicted to the policy of ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ rather than ๐™—๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.

Things are not always what they seem, and neither are people. I have been fortunate in life to meet some remarkable people and great leaders, endowed with grace, humility and goodness. No matter the situation, difficult or easy, their motto was clear…

๐“๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ฆ

In 2020, choose to ๐™—๐™š and not ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ข