Mar 04, 2011
By Steve Lipton
I was wrestling hard this week with my opponent - the empty blog topic. For most of the week, the empty blog topic was winning. For the last few weeks, I've written about the concerns facing our nonprofit world. They are very real and very big. It's just getting so darn depressing and I couldn't bring myself to write about it.
But then something weird happened. I was thinking of all the negative words: anxiety, fear, worry, etc. Then the old Jamaica tourism phrase popped into my head: don't worry, be happy. This of course led to thoughts about the movie "Cool Runnings." The movie was about a Jamaican Olympic athlete who, for some reason i can't remember, was unable to participate in the Summer Olympics in his sport (track, I believe). However, he couldn't overcome his desire to somehow get to the Olympics. More