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January 8 Message

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Shabbat Shalom!

Many of us have attended leadership training sessions, whether through Women’s League or through our professional lives. Much of the information that we have learned as volunteers, can be used at work, with our families, and in life, in general. But just reading, learning and hearing the information means nothing, if we don’t use it. The hard part is implementing our knowledge….the hard part is putting into practice the skills to make the world a better place. Think about your leadership skills (yes, we all have them!) and how you use them at a committee meeting, a sisterhood meeting, or when planning a family vacation or outing.

Our next Leadership Institute is right around the corner…February 7th and 8th in Atlanta. There you will learn how to apply skills…and talk about what we can and should do in our communities at home. We all know that we have challenges…but sitting and talking about them…solves nothing! Sitting and bemoaning what is…does not change a thing. What we need to do, is roll up our sleeves (metaphorically) and be willing to step up, help, have a positive attitude and figure out what we can do with what we have! Things will look different…and that is okay!
The best thing is that instead of bemoaning that things are not the same…we can (or should) talk about what we can accomplish by implementing our knowledge, applying what we know, to create something new…to create something exciting! I hope that you will think about registering to attend this next Leadership Institute….the first step in doing something!

Wishing you a sweet, peaceful and meaningful Shabbat! For those that will be joining us at our Annual Meeting on Sunday…travel safe…and I look forward to seeing you!

Carol