The Spotlight Campaign: Great Wisdom
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Our ideas, our creations, our spirit, and our great actions have always been key. I know what it’s like to create something, the hard work it takes to accomplish goals, and to stand with others. I know with my readers we share an elevated approach to food, information, and inspiration. Liberating food and taste is the mission. It is a holistic approach to living well and freeing our taste in food and much more. Pointe Viven reflects my spirit and its clients. It is a dynamic community of liberating food and taste.
Over the years it has been terrific to meet, spotlight, and feature creators, doers, and inspirational figures. I know no matter where I am, where I visit, and with whom I meet I will learn something and be re-energized by their endeavors. Each month join me in spotlighting the famous, the not so famous, the local celebrities, and those you believe have earned a thank you, a congratulations, and the recognition.
Each month a new theme will be chosen, so be thinking of those people you know exhibit the traits. Often the trait is something not so measurable, rather it is shown through the mundane, certain instances, and moments that surprise you. This is your opportunity to join me and take part in the campaign.
In May we celebrated courageous individuals. Those that exhibit a strong heart, inner strength, and zeal to stand with others. Individuals making great strides in liberating their lives and the lives of others through courage.
June: This month we are spotlighting wisdom. We are looking for those that exhibit bold thinking, those that seek the best way to accomplish a task, those that meditate and think twice before acting, those that make great observations, and those that associate with others with the same desire. We are looking for models in families, socially, politically, charitably, in business, and other fields that are demonstrating powerful decision making.
The meaning of the word wisdom is rooted in knowledge, learning, experience, discretion, and foresight.
As Cicero noted, “History truly bears witness to the passage of time, sheds light upon the truth, and breaths life into the power of memory, provides instruction for daily life, and carries a message of ancient days.” A hallmark of wisdom is humility. The understanding that the present is no better or smarter than the past. The present is only more wise if we study and do better than our ancient past, world history, and our own personal diaries.
Wisdom is something Pastor Gene Scott explained as a dependent process. We do not simply acquire wisdom by standing in a void. “The light illuminates me; I stand here-’that I might be made right for my faith.’” We are dependent upon that light to see and be wise.
In The Road Less Traveled M. Scott Peck described wisdom as a characteristic that is created. “And since life poses an endless series of problems, life is always difficult and is full of pain as well as joy. Yet it is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.”
This month let us celebrate those individuals making great strides in liberating their lives and the lives of others through wisdom. Tell us the person you wish to spotlight and why.
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