For all of us, COVID19 will forever be etched in our collective memory and change us.
I have heard comments like: ” I can hardly wait to get back to normal” or “I am still waiting for the new normal”.
I do not know what the new normal is, nor when it will get here. In times of uncertainty, it would be too easy to sit on our hands and wait for that magical date to arrive ‑or- just blissfully ignore.
An often quoted saying sticks with me:
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain”
As a Kiwanian, I know we will find ways to adapt, to reinvent ourselves and meet this challenge. It is our reaction and creativity that will determine our future.
I am encouraged, already seeing changes in clubs safely meeting, adapting service projects, still recruiting new members, and fundraising online.
Don’t sit on your hands, be smart, be safe, be optimistic and find ways to serve children and make a difference in your community.
Yes, it is storming out. Will you join me and other Kiwanians learning to “dance in the rain”?
Governor 2020 — 2021
Kiwanis Western Canada District