The world in color

Imagine the world as a big canvas. You are the artist.
You go to work using your tools.
And start creating your masterpiece: the world you want to live in.
The world you want your children to grow up in.

Dark colors
It’s early afternoon and I’m looking through the window.
I see my neighbor’s fifth-grader – walking home from the park.
She suddenly stops and bends down – checking out something.
I later found out it was the lifeless body of a beautiful little bird.
Killed by the neighborhood cats.

I talked with the girl later in the day.
She asked if there is anything we can do to prevent this from happening again.
“Yes”, I answered. “The cats need to have a collar with a little bell.
The sound of the bell would give birds a chance to get away when ambushed.”

A “bell” that would alert us of danger?
I thought about what’s going on in our world today.
In France and elsewhere. And how we need to find solutions to keep us all safe.
If only the answer would be that simple: a “bell” that would alert us of danger.
And give us plenty of time to take the appropriate measures to protect ourselves.

Bright colors for a vibrant future
We have bright people. Advanced technology.
We need to find solutions to these problems.
It’s not IF.
It’s WHEN.

Until that happens, remember: YOU are the artist of your world. Don’t become a cynic.
Strike a balance: be a cautious optimist.
Use the appropriate tools to create a vibrant and happy environment that allows you
to function at your best.

Recall an earlier post you read on this blog about color: it’s an important part of
your tool arsenal.

Surround yourself with colors that “speak” to you.
Yellow and blue “speak” volumes to me.

A sun-kissed yellow always brings a smile to my face.
I get a dose of sunshine every time I look at Sunny and Flipper.

Their beautiful and vibrant colors put a sparkle in my days.
They are beautiful inside and out.

As for the blue – I need to have it around me.

Is the need one has to look at the blue sky.
That need to put aside the minutia of everyday life,
if only for a few moments.
It helps to keep things in perspective.

And see the big picture.

A picture of a kinder, gentler world.

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things
even if we do not get anything in return.
It is the joy of our life to do them.
When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness
in everything we think, say, want and do.”
Emmanuel Swedenborg

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/Comments/in Leadership/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

Through its training, consulting, and publications OBI builds bridges of knowledge to take you from where you are to
where you want to go. Using a mix of serious, informal, analytical, and optimistic approach, OBI truly makes learning fun.

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