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Episode #100: Brave Enough to Care

Episode #100: Brave Enough to Care

The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.


We’ve seen the world stand still in the midst of a crisis. We’ve seen neighbors connect, communities supporting small businesses, and positive effects on our environment as we rest from our usual day-to-day activities. When we step back and think about it, we’re faced with one question: how do we continue these positive trends post-pandemic?

We recently came across a TedTalk by Cleo Wade, author and poet. In her talk, she recites one of her poems addressing how we, as individuals, can change the world. The theme of her talk is simple and answers our question perfectly. We each need to be brave enough to care.

Brave Enough to Care: Oftentimes, according to Wade, when we think about changing the world, we tend to feel “overwhelmed or underqualified,” and do nothing. But, what can happen when we care enough to start with one small act? Can the world change if we are “intimate with generosity?” Wade references numerous individualized acts of caring that can do so, such as showing up with love for those who hold different ideas than ours, showing up to have healing conversations at our own kitchen tables, or showing up to help those who are suffering around us.

“Our righteous acts create immeasurable ripples in the endless river of justice.”

As the world recovers, let’s each ask ourselves, “how am I showing up?” and take positive action from there. May the world feel the impact of the immeasurable ripples we make.

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