With the Queen’s passing, there is so much talk about what we can learn from her amazing life.
We mention words like dignity, elegance, class, restraint, tradition, respect, nobility, and while all these are so important, I think that what made these true was her dedication to service.
One image I was particularly struck by this week was of the Queen serving her country in World War II (she was an ambulance driver). I have incredible respect for the leaders who serve alongside their men and women for their people.
It is hard to find leaders with the same level of integrity in their service.
“I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
Dedicating this song to the Queen for her unparalleled service and integrity. She made her mark. She was here.
There is no better way to live than to spend our lives in the service of others.