It’s been a challenging 18 months for all of us – and we’ve another few months to come as the battle continues.  But as Thomas the Tank Engine (courtesy of our grandkids) reminds us:


Life is full of surprises, full of ups and downs,

And so to have a silver lining,

first there must be cloud.


There’s no sense in worrying if things start going wrong,

Obstacles can all be overcome,

If you never lose hope, you’re sure to cope and carry on.


Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains,

So don’t get too downhearted,

as things are bound to change.

All you’ve gotta do is wear a smile

and you will find

Your sun will shine.


Next week I’ll share with you how we found some sunshine amid the torrential rains.



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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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