Shine on the goodness
Let it grow with you
Let it connect you with others
Let it bring us together
Let us be the best we can be
Let us bloom in beauty
Let us bloom in helpful thoughts
Let us share the goodness
Shine on the goodness
I am so tired of the divisiveness in the rhetoric of the President of the United States. I just shake my head in disbelief, still, that this person is in charge of our country. He certainly doesn’t represent me– he represents only about thirty percent of our population, but we are better than that. We are sixty percent diverse, intelligent, and hopeful.
Now, by better, I don’t mean better than the thirty percent– I mean we want better and expect better for all Americans. We try to live and let live, to work and live together despite our differences, and to accept others and their rights. We are all in pursuit of happiness.
I know, some people may only be happy with “their” people, but most of us are true Americans, and respect that others have rights as well. In our name, “United.” We need to live up to that and be “United States of Americans.”
No matter who you are in these United States, we are one people:
Speak up for the good that is America. Speak up. Share the good. Let’s show what #BeBest means!
Note: This post was inspired by the hope that speaking up will connect us together as Americans. It was inspired by strategies in a new class I’m taking at Skillshare: A Limited Palette by Liz Kohler Brown. Her class is NOT about social action, but is about color and composition. That finally gave me a way to express my patriotic feelings about our democracy, which is under attack by the current administration’s unAmerican policies that affect most Americans [examples: no national COVID response, denial of health care, misinformation, belittling behavior]. It’s very hard to speak up– it’s like I’m not focusing on the good– but saying nothing about the behavior of our executive branch would be forfeiting my voice as an American who disagrees with the chaos.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart