President Zelenskyy is a wartime hero, a global leader, and a model citizen harnessing the power of social media to teach important lessons re: humanity to all persons throughout the world. From the horrors of the war by Russia, Ukrainians’ heroism, bravery, and courage are displayed daily, 24/7, for all of us to witness and from which we may learn important lessons for life.
To be able to witness the impact that one man has around the entire globe is awe inspiring.
I pray everyday that Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, will live as we all need his messages:
- Follow your moral compass with honor in the face of horror.
- Human suffering may be overcome through bravery and inspiration.
- Hope springs forward from ordinary citizens who are inspired.
- A Spirit of Community reminds us to not leave our friends or our neighbors in the face of adversity.
- The best of humanity emerges through kindness and unprecedented support of strangers.
- “Be all you can be” is a true statement that will come true through aspiration.
- Wartime politics is a “mirror” through which we reflect who we truly are.
I will always remember President Zelenskyy because his words, his leadership model, his moral compass have challenged the world. I ask myself:
Where was I during the Russian War against Ukraine, and what did I do for the good of humanity?
How did a single man, an actor, become a politician who united Europe through NATO, who eliminated, in part, the partisan actions within the USA Congress, who demonstrated global outreach positively through the internet, who dared to sit in his office and wait for Putin to attack him, have such a profound impact around the globe?
President Zelenskyy gives me HOPE and I am so pleased to live during his leadership.
Note: the image was selected from a Tweet by #bettemidler @BetteMidler on March 4, 2022.