“Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans…” ~ John McCain
Good Sunday morning, dear friends. Today, we are on the cusp of new beginnings. Hopefully, an improved chapter in the life of each and every American.
Our new leadership in the White House has much work to do. There are so many issues facing our nation, when I think of them my head spins. But, faith and hope are beautiful things. They inspire and move people toward good and wonderful accomplishments. I pray our nation will pull together, support our new president and his team, and that we will, once again, respect one another, and be a beacon of hope for the world.
Man In The Arena, Theodore Roosevelt
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”
Dear friends, I hope you have appreciated my thoughts. And, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, let us move forward…
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan ~ to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Know, I wish you and yours a beautiful day.
May your week ahead be full of joy. Stay Well!
“Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things.” ~ Caroline Kennedy
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