We all witnessed the extraordinary and disturbing events that took place Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
I shared with my team this week that although our country is deeply divided, the things that unite us are always stronger than our differences. At GuideWell and Florida Blue, one of our Corporate Values is respect. We’ve leaned heavily on that value lately, and we must continue to do so.
Wednesday’s events remind us how important it is to remain committed to listening to each other, respecting each other and finding common ground. Violence has no place in our political process, and I remain hopeful that we will be able to accomplish a peaceful and orderly transition of power.
I am heartened to see that, in the end, the system worked. Leaders came together for the common good.
While Wednesday was a very difficult day for America, I’m reminded of the powerful Mahatma Gandhi quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It starts with us – all of us.