Last month, I had the opportunity to addend the biannual Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Conference in Atlanta, Georgia with over 800 affiliates. It was wonderful after two years of isolation, to come together and be inspired and recharged. During the conference, I attended a presentation by Adam Markel, international speaker and best-selling author. Mr. Markel has written abundantly on the topic of resilience. During his presentation he reminded us that resilience is about restoring or recharging ourselves; it not just about grit endurance. It was a good reminder of the importance to recharge ourselves to be able to continue with our mission of affordable housing, and making our community a better place to live.
One of the wonderful things about Habitat for Humanity is its hopefulness. Being hopeful is not always easy, especially these last couple of years. We need to have the capacity to hold hope in our hearts and continue with our work. As I look ahead this year to our 35th build and our first Women Build event, I am hopeful and excited. I am also hopeful you will take time to recharge as we move into longer days filled with sunshine and warmth.