The holiday season is often a time for us to reflect on the year that has passed. This past year, there was much sadness, pain, suffering and disaster experienced around the globe. One year ago, we saw the effects of the devastating South Asian tsunami. This was followed up by the horrifying terrorist attacks on London in July, Hurricane Katrina’s path of destruction quickly followed by more hurricanes, and a deadly earthquake in Pakistan. And those disasters were only the tip of the iceberg that was 2005. The year was also filled with storms, tornadoes and increasing casualties in Iraq, even as we were plagued by cybersecurity issues and identity theft crises. The list seems almost endless.
But despite those troubles, there is still hope. And, like in the ancient myth of Pandora and her box, hope will always remain. For those of us who work in BCP and EM, it is that hope which sustains us. It is through our hope that we gain the knowledge to see our vulnerabilities and act to do something about them.
Last year, we called on you, our readers, to take action and find room in your lives to help just one other person. This year, a year filled with such devastation, that call has become even more imperative.
Many of our readers have been blessed with a good life. It’s time to take those blessings and help those in need. We know that no one person can make a difference by him or herself. But if each of us – the more than 25,000 readers of the Continuity e-GUIDE – makes room to help just one person in need, think of how many people could be benefited!
For those of you who have already given of yourselves this past year, we want to thank you. Thank you on behalf of everyone who has benefited from your generosity. You have truly stepped up to the challenge we gave you last year, and proven that together, we CAN make a difference.
Once again, we are issuing a challenge to our readers: Is there someone out there who needs you? Is there room in your life for one more?
If you make room for one more, please let us know. And let us hope that by this time next year, we will see how, by helping one small step at a time, we can take a great leap forward.
Thanks for reading our Continuity e-GUIDE! We look forward to joining you again on Wednesday, January 4, 2006.
Editor, Continuity e-GUIDE