Faith Demands to Make a Difference

Updated: Apr 12


A year ago, who knew what the next 12 months would be like?


Yet, here we are today.


As the New Year is just before us, again, one can only wonder at what the future holds. Is this the “New Normal?” How far will it shift in the next twelve months? For you, your patients, and your business?


Whatever new realities lie ahead, we are ready to help you and your business. We will be launching a new approach to practice and business building with the theme of Faster to Your Future in January. It is based upon the book the Goal Driven Business.


But just before we start the New Year, I wanted to pass along a message of encouragement.


It often amazes me that with all the wars, both “hot” and cold, the greed, the fear, and tyranny, with all of mankind’s utter insanity over the centuries, we are doing as well as we are. Somehow, as Abraham Lincoln predicted in his first inaugural address in 1861, “...the better angels of our nature...” came through and prevailed. Whatever challenges we may have, his were enormous. He was facing a nation divided, secession of the southern states, the policy of human slavery, civil war, and a world of other conflicts.


But in the end, there is something about the Innate Goodness of Life that seems to propel mankind forward towards a better future, however slightly. I think that the more we trust in the Better Angels of our Nature, and in the Goodness of Life itself, the more sure our road will be toward a better year for us all and a happier future.


“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something . . . I'm free to choose what that something is, and the something I've chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort.


My faith demands -- this is not optional -- my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”

― President Jimmy Carter


So with this, we look forward to working with you to help make 2022 both prosperous and rewarding.


With admiration from all of us at Petty Michel and Associates,


Ed






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