A lot of new folks are moving to our beautiful state, for good reason. The gorgeous landscape, the aerospace, tech and outdoor industries, the skiing, the biking, hiking, the can-do attitude of the people here. But as I talk to more and more of our new residents, I find myself yearning to tell them about our heart. About what’s beneath the beauty they see with their eyes.
How do we explain to them what’s below the surface, in our state’s soul? How do we teach them about the spirit of Colorado?
I’ve asked that question to podcast guests as I’ve traveled the state interviewing Coloradans for Heidi’s Colorful Colorado this month. There’s definitely a common theme among the 20 or so folks I’ve asked. It’s about living in a state of mind, not just a state, that supports living a life of opportunity, living a life with no limits.
“‘Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more.’ Two different presidents, Abraham Lincoln, and 160 years later in 2012, Barack Obama quoting him, recognized what most of us view as true.”