Sunday Thoughts ~ America, Since 1776

“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…”

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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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18 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ America, Since 1776

  1. Biden hasn’t won just because the media has said so. The voters are the people who elect the president. There is rampant voter fraud in this country. I live in MI and am a victim of it myself. Our district was forced to use sharpies which bleed through the other side. This invalidates our vote. I have questioned this and complained to no avail. There are numerous other fraudulent actions including cyber fraud discovered in our state. This is far from over. I agree there should be unity, but this will never happen until the Supreme Court gets to bottom of this horrible thing being done to our country.

    1. Good morning, Ellen. I am so sorry this has happened to you. Yes, the voters are the ones who elect the president and it certainly appears their voice was heard. I do believe there will once again be unity in our country. I believe we will, once again, see respect for each other, respect of different opinions, ~ a kinder way. I believe that because we now have a leader who understands civility and decency and who understands what he says truly matters.
      Please know, I appreciate your opinion and I thank you for taking the time to comment.

      1. This isn’t about the Democratic party or the Republican party. This is about right or wrong. Winning using fraudulent methods isn’t right. I certainly hope you can agree with that. Like Biden says “I stole the election fair and square.” Bless your heart!

        1. Ellen, I agree with you. However, before we accuse, maybe we should first see proof. I believe that is what the authorities in every state have to see.

  2. I am so filled with joy today, and hope. Of course, there is healing to do and healing is hard. Becoming one is never easy when so divided. But my prayer is that we can, that we will. We have decency again in our leadership and that counts for a lot. Happy Week.

    1. Oh, Jeanie, I agree. One of my Canadian friends posted, “Decency won.” Thank you for your words, they mean a great deal. Happy week to you also, my friend.

  3. querido amigo, tu publicación es muy hermosa. las dos imágenes que muestra son realmente hermosas y significativas. En España se sigue de cerca la noticia de las elecciones en su país y espero que sean por el bien de todos incluido el resto de países que también se sienten influenciados por tan importantes como Estados Unidos.
    Dentro de eso no puedo arreglármelas solo y tengo que estar en la casa de mi hija, estoy bien, esperando cada semana las radiografías que me dirán si el desgarro se está consolidando ya que el médico no está a favor de operar porque la recuperación es doloroso.
    un gran abrazo con cariño

    dear friend, your post is very beautiful. the two images it shows are really beautiful and meaningful. In Spain, the news of the elections in your country is closely followed and I hope they are for the good of all including the rest of the countries that also feel influenced by such important as the United States.
    Within that I cannot manage alone and I have to be at my daughter’s house, I am fine, waiting every week for the X-rays that will tell me if the tear is consolidating since the doctor is not in favor of operating because the recovery is painful .
    a big hug with affection

    1. Dear Dolores, I am so happy to see you. Yes, our elections not only affect Americans but all other countries as well. I pray for a peaceful transition and a return to kindness not only in our nation, but with countries who have been our friends for many years.

      I am so sorry about your fall and I pray that you will heal quickly. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Be good to you. .❤

      Love, Sandra

  4. Your neighbours in Canada have been watching carefully and hope that the results of this election will be a breath of fresh air bringing unity and healing to you all.

    1. Good morning, Lorrie. I know our dear Canadian friends have been watching and praying for civility to return. Goodness knows we have. The healing won’t be overnight, but I believe it will come. “A breath of fresh air” has already blown through. Thanks so much for your visit and your thoughts, they mean a great deal. Have a beautiful week.

  5. I wish I felt as good about things as you do, but I do not. I also believe things will not heal any time soon, Biden is too old for the office , is showing signs of mental slowing, and God forbid that Harris woman becomes President. As a former Californian I know too much about her past,. The far left will be calling the shots and not Biden.
    Enough……want you to know I do enjoy your Sunday writings…..thank you.

    1. Lee, welcome to ‘Sunday Thoughts.’ Yes, I do feel good about things. I am well aware of Biden’s age, but I do not feel he is too old for the job. I do not know if you are aware, but he has had a stuttering issue that has plagued him from childhood. Mostly, he has overcome the issue, but it appears from time- to- time. Perhaps, that may be what you see as “signs of mental slowing.” I do not know what you are referring to about Kamala Harris. However, I believe her to believe quite intelligent and capable.

      Lee, I have learned many things from this post today. I am a West Virginia girl but lived most of my life in a progressive Virginia city. I retired from a school district with over 10,000 employees with 32 years of service. And today, from this post, I learned first hand, what closed-mindedness truly means. Folks, who normally respond did not, I never expect friends to agree with me, I simply want to hear their thoughts ~ their thoughts inspire me to think and understand a different point of view. Also, on a sad note, a treasured friend(someone I have very much admired) unfriended me on Facebook. John McCain said it best, as I quoted. ” “Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans…” Please everyone, let’s all take a moment, breathe, and then go forward.

      The healing and beautiful things will not come overnight. But, I have the utmost faith – they will come. But, each and every one of us has to gently nudge along, the good, the beauty, and every drop of kindness we see. I do not mean we are to stick our heads in the sand, but we must overlook petty issues and reach high for the good. We will be forever thankful we did.

      Again Lee, thank you for your visit and I am happy you enjoy my ‘Sunday Thoughts.’ Please forgive my rant, I am passionate about our country, our world, and making our lives better. And, doing whatever I can to make these things happen. ❤

  6. Sandra, I hope and pray with you that we can become Americans again ! Put aside our political differences and in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “… join together as one …”

    1. Good morning, David. I completely agree with you. If this nation is to survive we must. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Have a beautiful day and week!

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