"Be the Change" - what change are you creating?
Over the last few days we have seen some of the saddest images on the TV and online plus some have had to live through the violence directly. The UK has come under attack by Gangs of Youth and as a result, those people have been analysed and placed under the microscope by many of us.The Blogs, the chats in the street, the Tweets, we all have our view.One heartening aspect of this has been the people that have come out in their communities to rebuild. As a result of this, new friendships, new levels of self esteem and new levels of 'belonging' will have been experienced. I have been following #londonriotcleanup for hope and inspirationThe views online are diverse, although I have noticed that not many have come out in defence of the 'hooligans', and nor should they.There is no excuse of the violence, the destruction of people's businesses, properties and the fear of safety, a basic human right.One over-riding thought I have had is back to our amazing member Colin Morley, a man who was part of www.bethechange.org.uk He believed that we should all make the changes in the world that we feel it needs.Colin was tragically killed in the 7th July London Bombings, but at times like this his beliefs, inspired Gandhi, come back into my mind.We can stand and critique, share our disgust and find comfort in our united values. What will cause progression is when we find inspiring ways to advance beyond the state we are in.So, the purpose of this Blog is to ask you if you have thoughts regarding 'the change' that needs to happen, and who do you know and celebrate that are making their difference? - I am sure ecademy and other networks are full of these people, an army of them, who we need to get behind and support.I would love to know who they are and 'follow' themwarm regardsPenny PowerFounder of Ecademy and Ecademy Digital SchoolHelping you build social capital in your business and lifeFollow @pennypowerFollow @pennypowerI support: