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Are You Part of the Problem? Or Part of the Solution?

by Dec 10, 20192 comments

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed myself complaining more than usual lately—about polarized politics, climate change inactivity, religious intolerance, and most of all, about the inability of so many people to “hear” others and their views, with respect and an open mind.

I am making a commitment today—and I’m not waiting until the New Year—to stop complaining, to see the upside in everything, and to always be a part of the solution instead of the problem. All of this comes naturally to me, but the events of the last few years have tarnished my resolve to be a positive force in the world and I’m committed to reversing that.  Do you feel the same way?

Perhaps you might begin with signing and sharing the Inspire Pledge (, or downloading the free Spirit@Work® Cards from the Google Playstore or the Apple Store.

When a 16-year old Oshkosh West High School student was stabbed on December 3, 2019, students fled in many directions seeking safety. Cool-thinking, “solutions-minded”, 17-year old Duaa Ahmad entered the security code to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Oshkosh chapter mosque and enabled 100 students to find safe shelter inside.

This is the “solutions” world I want to live ina world of positive experiences to which we all contribute and from which we all receive inspiration. How about you? What will your first step be?