I am a patriot. I love America. I love that we are a melting pot. I love the opportunities that are real and possible. I love our freedoms. I love it when a person who has lost all from a natural disaster gives God credit for sparing lives. I love the foundation upon which our country was founded. I love the checks and balances upon which our government was founded. I love to see an American flag unfurl. I love singing the National Anthem (I often choke up!).
I dislike violence. I dislike divisiveness. I dislike that in this land there are 20% of our children who go hungry every night. I dislike the smelly nursing homes many of our seniors have been put in and forgotten. I dislike that the church has given the government the responsibility of “taking care” of those who need extra assistance. I dislike the downward spiral of families deeper into poverty. I dislike that some people think disagreement means hate.
Do I need to go on and on?
Since the tragedy in Virginia, there have been many social media posts for such and so and against such and so. I have appreciated the following posts that speak to the strength that is within us to rise above disagreements.
A Helen Keller Quote by me