Today we eat cake.
Today we eat cake and talk. We talk of the past, the now and of the future but the most important thing is that we talk.
The people we work with and those that work for us are from all political parties and some of none. The people who attend the workshops we run are the same; some Tory, some Lib Dems, some Labour and there are Greens in there as well. All corners are covered and there is still space for those without political interest to fit in as at our place of work we have a ` No Politics` in the workplace as we have seen the divide over the last few years and the space created in non judgemental. For some, including me, this is a challenge at times but the benefits of implementing this are massive.
The symbolism we have in eating cake today and the not in celebration way of victory but more in so with an eye on the future and this can be found in the conversation we have while eating. There is no pointing blame, there is no ` I told you so!` and what we find while we talk is resolution. We find ways to heal, to bridge gaps and to find new beginnings. We are not planning on coming back bigger and stronger because we are that already; we talk about the opportunities that will be presented to us, the hurdles we may well have to jump over and the continued strong benefits we bring to communities. We talk of new beginnings and how we will fit in with the disruption and change that lay ahead. We are not talking about this in a bad way but more in an excited way, more resourceful and the positives that disruptive change can bring. Our talk revolves around resourceful futures, the opportunities that we can create and the position we are in to take the lead and direction that many are now looking for.
The divide that has appeared in the community, in families and right across the UK will need to be filled and we need to come together and work together. Nothing positive will come from a divided society and today we bridged that gap in some small way by eating cake, not humble pie and we have no regrets for doing so.
I dare you, start that conversation, bake that cake and start the healing process. Nothing will change else and by doing this you can find the change you want to see.
Be the change you want to see.
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