Wednesday, November 9, 2016

It's Still Morning in America

In a surprise move, the sun came up this morning.

The same as it would have regardless of who was elected President of the USA. The same as it does every day.

Suck it up, Buttercup.

Do you really believe that one person can change the nation over night? Or in four years?

You're right.


Quit whining, quit gloating. Roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Wondering what to tell your children or grandchildren?

Tell them to be honest, be kind, be fair, be considerate, be polite. Tell them to have good character. Respect others. Don't be a bully. Tell them to be nice to people even when people are not nice to you. And maybe, once in a while, you should try to figure out why those people aren't being nice to you. Because maybe, once in a while, it's YOU who is not being nice. And maybe, once in a while, it's YOU who needs to change.

And maybe not. Life is not fair.

Tell them “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Tell them to be one of “a thousand points of light.”

Worried about the homeless, the poor, the hungry? Volunteer your time at a homeless shelter, donate your money to a reputable charity. Want to make college affordable? Establish a scholarship or donate to a scholarship fund (or adopt my children). Worried about the environment? Reduce your waste, recycle, plant a tree. Worried about gun control? Don't buy a gun, be a responsible gun owner, enforce the laws that are already in place, restrict access to your own guns. Worried about American jobs and American wages? Support American companies, buy local, support businesses that support their workers, start your own business. Worried about affordable health care? Become a doctor or a nurse, volunteer at a clinic, stop going to the emergency room for a hangnail, eat less, exercise more, get vaccines, wash your hands, promote healthy living. Be PRO-active, not RE-active.

Quit whining, quit gloating, quit assigning blame. Quit telling me why you can't. Tell me how you did it. Quit mocking, ridiculing and name calling. Put on your big girl/boy pants and deal with it. Be an adult. Be better than most adults.

Quit looking to the government to solve our problems.

Roll up your sleeves and get to work. Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.

Be a force for POSITVE change. Work to BUILD not to DESTROY.

Wondering what to tell your children or grandchildren?

Tell them you love them.

Don't tell them anything. Show them. Set a good example.

1 comment:

  1. Or just tell your children not to talk like their new president does. Not to swear, yell, rant and insult people because you can. Tell them not to say that they may not accept that they have lost in a contest if they don't win it or whine that the game is rigged before it even starts just so they will feel better if God forbid they might lose.