by D. Brent Sauser
Permit me to deviate slightly from blogs focusing on Net Zero sustainable design products, methods, and case studies to remark about recent events and this season of the year.
This is a very important time when we are reminded about what truly matters . . . our families and each other. Everything else might rise to the level of “important”, perhaps even “very important”, but in the eternal scheme of things doesn’t really matter. The recent heart-breaking tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School reinforces this fact. Who, with school age children didn’t give each of them a longer, more meaningful hug that day, with expressions of sincere love. Many of us wept openly over such a senseless loss of pure, innocent life. People and families matter, yes, they matter a lot!
We get distracted with news of falling off a “fiscal cliff” or the Mayan Apocalypse on December 21st, that will supposedly end the world. Yet, we have a pretty good idea of the personal, internal significance this season can give us if we only invest the time to realize it. Our hearts become a little softer and our attitude a little more humble as we turn our focus to others. We begin to consider resolutions that will launch us into 2013 with a higher resolve to stand a little taller and lengthen our stride in service to others. This can be accomplished at a small, and large scale.
Among many things I have challenged myself for 2013, I resolve to be a positive, dedicated advocate for accelerating Net Zero design and construction, and hope that NetZeroMax.com can help accomplish this goal. I believe people and families are worth it. Don’t you? I guess it’s a matter of what matters most.