“I have spoken of a Thousand Points of Light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good…The old ideas are new again because they’re not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice, commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.”
– George HW Bush, Inaugural Address 1989
January 2016, Portland USA – Our team travelled across the border for a weekend getaway retreat last year. We reviewed our work, shared ideas, cast vision for the future of Wakefield and prayed together. We realigned to a dream that is (and always was) far bigger than ourselves – telling stories that move the world. Oh, and we also threw out a Big Hairy Audacious Goal for 2017 to travel internationally for our work…
Fast forward a year and we found ourselves in Paris this past April, shooting a video for this organization called Points of Light. Points of Light is a nonprofit organization that seeks to mobilize volunteers all around the world to “be the change they want to see.” George HW Bush founded the organization in 1990 (hence, the above quote).
Not only were we amazed at how we even got this opportunity to tell their story and travel for it, but we were humbled by the whole experience. We heard stories of people from all over the world who one day decided they wanted to give their lives to make their world a better place. Yes, I understand that sounds incredibly cliché, but I can assure you that these people are not just talking the talk, they are walking the talk.
So, with that, here’s just a snapshot of the faces and voices that represent the many points of light, scattered across the globe doing good. And may we as a people continue to be uplifted and inspired with a vision to bring about positive change, wherever we are. Enjoy!