Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Making a Difference

Be the change you want to see in the world  -Unknown

Sometimes I get angry. Not at any one person but in the general sense. There seems to be so much hate going on in our country. Real hate, and I just do not understand it. So many informal factions seem to be forming every day. Everyone wants every one else to do the “right thing”. Everyone is taking a side.

We all have a responsibility in this country. Me, you, our families and our neighbors. Everyone wants to end racism but all I see are hateful remarks designed to keep fanning the flames of hate. On social media slogans and quotes are posted by the millions. It's so easy to post words written by someone else and twist their meaning. Be creative! Write your own thoughts. Work to make a difference in this world! Reach out to someone different than you.  Make a new friend. Try eating the food of another culture. You might be surprised.

I cannot help but think about the words of John F. Kennedy “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” or Ronald Reagan's  words “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone”

We have become a country of whiners , haters and blamers. It is just so much easier to blame someone, anyone for the way things are. I have news for you. It's us folks!

If you want to see a change in this world then start with your own house. Teach your kids not to hate. Let them experience a loss and learn from it. Teach them personal responsibility! Teach them respect!  Remind them that the world does not owe them anything. We all have to make our own way. This is life.

We live in such an amazing country, the United States of America (I said amazing, not perfect) and in even more amazing times, and this holds true for the world. What are we fighting about? We all want the same thing. To work, raise a family, watch them grow up to be happy and productive, to love and be loved. We all want this. I don't know whats holding us back. I just know that no one can make the change for us. It has to begin with us. I challenge you and me to make a change. Even a little one. It will have a ripple effect. God bless you and good luck with your change!

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