Hope In Difficult Circumstances

November 30, 2012 | By

“By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.”

Hurricane Sandy, Storm Athena, a sometimes bitterly fought election, a seemingly divided United States of American, and more can give rise to physical exhaustion, frustration and despair.  For those who lost everything in the tragedy of the storms and those who believe they lost something through our “messy” democratic process, we need encouragement not to give up.

I recently read a status message sent by the current principal of my high school alma mater.  This school is located in Jersey City, NJ, in what, at one time, was the western shadow of the World Trade Center buildings (albeit a long shadow to reach across the Hudson).  In an eerie reminder of tragedy, writ small, my high school was nearly half destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  The principal started his report with the above quote from Charles H. Spurgeon, a 19th century English preacher.  It was a head snapping reminder that in times of adversity, real or perceived, we must keep our focus on the prize and fight the good fight.

Share this with a family member, friend, colleague, or simply someone you meet who might be in need of an encouraging word.  In these places we call our homes, our places of business, our communities, our land of opportunity we are better together than we are apart.  Being better together means lifting each other up not tearing each other apart.  Now is a time to search your mind and your spirit for what is truly prized and plant this thought, “By perseverance, the snail reached the ark”.

I for one believe this and want to believe you do too.

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Michael brings to clients and strategic partners nearly 20 years of hands-on professional healthcare marketing expertise gained within Johnson & Johnson Corporation. His focus on the fundamentals of marketing as well as emerging principles gives him the perspective needed to provide marketing assistance for both short-term project based needs and longer-term marketing management and marketing strategy development skill areas.

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