Dialogue and Hope in the New Year

It is a special time of year where we focus on peace and hope.  In the poem, “Amazing Peace”, Maya Angelou writes

It is Christmas time, a halting of hate time.  On this platform of peace, we can create a language to translate ourselves to ourselves and each other.

By being honest with ourselves, not only regarding our hopes and dreams, but regarding where we excel and fall short; by being willing to reach out to accept and work with others, we have the best chance of moving forward and making positive contributions to our collective future.  This is the essence of dialogue

As you go into the New Year we hope that you can find new ways to connect and wish that all of your dialogues be positive.  Have a happy holiday season and a productive new year!