FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN /
to be Fearless
has watched the nightly news, seen their 401-K or stock
values plunge or even have been laid off during these past
few months, knows that these are turbulent times in our
nation and around the world.
As much as any year we have seen this century this is
a time to be fearless.
The last time I mentioned this concept of
fearlessness in the face of uncertainty was right after the
horrific events on September 11th, 2001.
Those days seem so very long ago now, but I remember
that for a while at least, we all gathered together and
supported each other. In a trip to New York shortly after
the attack, I off-handedly asked the gruff looking gentleman
who was ringing up my bill at a deli, “how ya doing? ”He took a long moment and answered, “I’ve been
of the requisite “good, how are you?”
Along with the early sense of hope and fresh
start that any new administration can bring to
Washington, I think the way we get through our
tough times as a nation is to do what fearless
caregivers have done for ages – communicate. We have learned that the best way to care for our
loved ones is to share our concerns and fears with our
fellow caregivers and not give in to the temptation to
isolate yourselves. The same thing goes for our role as citizens. Well
get through these times in the only way we ever get through
any challenges – together.
By the way,
as an example of just how far I am from the seat of power,
last week I spoke of the new DTV rules that are to go in
effect on February 19th.
The next day, President-Elect Obama spoke of
extending the deadline.