Your Most Powerful Weapon…

The violence around the world, and the divisiveness of America’s political discourse, have been (and are likely to continue to be) deeply upsetting.

Despair—and its frequent shadow, apathy— have gone from being nodding acquaintances to day-to-day friends.

In this state of mind, it’s hard to think of ‘how to wow’.

Luckily, there are numerous sources for inspiration. This one arrived in my in box today:

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”

—Carlos Santana

Would I have guessed Carlos Santana was going to be the one to pull me out of my funk? I would not. But inspiration often comes from unlikely sources and I, for one, am open to them all.

So I thought I would use this wow of the week to invite you to adopt the “open carry” policy of the Wow world.

What would this look like?

It would look like carrying our hearts on our sleeves.

It would look like keeping our thoughts as peaceful as possible—because our words and actions follow their lead.

We will surely fail from time to time but I believe it would be far worse not to try.

Frances Cole Jones