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Watching YouTube for Change

Councillor’s Corner - Wednesday November 1, 2017
“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.”― Jane Austen
This morning I am over 1400 kms away from home, have been for over a week now and yet everyday my thoughts lead back to Hornepayne. My home is a relatively small, caring group of people who have choosen to live in a most beautiful part of Ontario. Although the quote at the top is Mr. Darci declares his love to Elizabeth Bennet in the classic novel “Pride and Prejudice”, this is where my thoughts have been. I can’t seem to escape thinking of ways that we can make our home better and to bring more happiness to all our lives in the beautiful place we live.
Recently, a friend shared a you tube link with me featuring Doug Griffiths teaching from his book “13 Ways to Kill a Community”. First of all, Doug Griffiths is an tremendous Canadian voice for being actively involved in your community for the better and for making good choices that withstand the test of time. After watching the video, it was reassuring to me that I am on the right track in my approach to community development and community recovery. Why do I say community recovery? Our community has taken some heavy blows over the past several years and those that have remained are asking: do I really want to live here? The new people coming in are asking: do I want to settle in here? My response is yes! Seriously ask yourself: what are the things that I most like about where I live? what do I need to make it better? I want to hear your answers. To truly lead and make the right decisions I need to hear what you have to say.
My new email address is up and running, please contact me:
“A community of people that believe they can succeed can not be stopped by any government. A community of people that believe they cannot succeed cannot be helped by anyone.” – Doug Griffins
As an entire community we need to believe that we can make everything better and that our community can be shining example of resilience.
Missing home,
Cheryl T Fort if you want you can move the time to 10:50 and start watching there as that is when Doug actually starts his presentation.