Well this Sunday November 29, is RUOK? Day, and what a day it is. I did a seminar in Cairns on Wednesday night that many of you may have attended and I spoke about RUOK and RUOK Day. It is a not for profit organisation promoting the need to reach out and ask those around us if they are OK and I hope that today you will.
Many of us have been touched by suicide in some way or another. I know just how powerful it is and the impact it can have on so many lives. I also know that there is often a lot of guilt associated with people after someone has suicided because they didn’t reach out. It is really hard to know what is going on inside someone else’s head, but don’t leave it to chance. We need to reach out and ask even the strongest appearing of people if they are OK? Do they need someone to talk to?
Can I ask that everyone who reads this post to reach and ask someone that you may be worried about, if they are OK? Imagine if we can save one life today? Maybe through six degrees of separation we may save thousands of lives.
Business is so about so much more than profit and loss. There is an incredible human aspect that sometimes gets lost. There are a lot of small business owners out there doing it tough around the world. Please let them know that they are appreciated and that they are far more important than their business to those who love them.
Please pass this message on and take a moment to visit RUOK.org. Most importantly please reach out and ask with absolute sincerity – RUOK?
And even though November 29th is National RUOK day – I think we should make it something we should ask others every day.
For more information click here – RUOK DAY – November 29, 2009