When I was sleeping in my brother’s basement over the holidays, there was just one small window that had access to the outside. Even with a screen and weather protector on it, the sunlight that it allowed in was enough to illuminate the whole area. The same phenomenon happens in hotel rooms, where a gap in the blackout drapes can create a ray of light powerful enough to bathe the whole room in daylight.

How can you act like that window this year?

Like the sliver of light that finds a way to eradicate the darkness, your individual actions can be enough to create light for all those around you. You may not be able to illuminate the whole house alone, but you can provide enough shine solo to change the tenor of the room.

Make your resolution to be that window and provide that ray of hope.

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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