This is a critical time for Hope; a time that requires us to think differently and reinvent ourselves to meet the changes and challenges we face as a community and as global citizens.
There is great potential for growth and prosperity if we expand our thinking beyond what we have known in the past. We have much to offer travellers, visitors and potential residents with easy access to so many places, an abundance of indoor and outdoor recreation, and services, to name a few. Our neighbouring communities add to the options and broaden our appeal.
There is much work to do to make the most of these and other opportunities that exist for us. One way we can achieve this is to work together, as a team, for the greater good. An acronym for TEAM that I particularly like is: Together Everyone Achieves More, and when things are approached in this manner it holds true. Ours is a community with great people with great ideas and great intentions. What appears to be lacking at times is communication, cooperation and a willingness to set personal agendas aside in the interests of the greater good. As a small community we don’t have the luxury of wasting resources, time or energy. By pooling our ideas, resources, time, energy, etc. rather than scattering them, we will be more effective at accomplishing whatever endeavour we undertake. Our actions and/or inaction have an immediate impact on those around us. We can either join together to succeed in creating a brighter future, or pursue individual interests and fail to reach our full potential.
I choose success. What will you choose and how will your actions support that choice?