Can we really change the world?

Even though most of us may not be NDP supporters, I think we admired the passion, commitment and genuine care and concern that Jack Layton always displayed in everything that he hoped to accomplish. In Mr. Layton’s farewell letter, he closes with, “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

At high school graduation, most teenagers dream about how they can change the world for the better.  As we move toward middle-age, it seems we become somewhat cynical and less passionate. I’m not exactly sure what happens along the way, but I do know that we always have a CHOICE. We can smile at the people we meet during the day or simply pass by, we can refrain from losing our patience in the long line at the grocery store or we can appear annoyed and frustrated with the clerk. You have a choice!

You also have a choice about how you handle the process and journey of separation and divorce. I know that during this process we often become angry, lose hope and become pessimistic.  But, if we take the road less travelled and approach negotiations with a positive attitude, with hope and optimism even though at times it seems impossible, we can all begin to make a difference! So I ask, can you really change the world?