Monday November 9, 2020
November is the perfect month to recall how blessed we are. The holidays this month help us recognize those who have gone before us to pave the way. Veterans Day is a time to salute those who have served our country in peace and in war to keep us safe and free. Thanksgiving recalls when our ancestors landed here with nothing but what their small boats could carry. The Native Americans taught them how to grow crops, preserve them, and educated them about the winters to come to survive. It is a beautiful time to focus our hearts and minds on gratitude not only for their generosity but on each gift we have.
This year we also have Election Day. Our country had a record-breaking amount of people who voted on and before November 3! It took several days to determine the presidency, and a run-off election will have to happen in Georgia to select the state's senators. Tight margins often create angst! I wish that our citizens could remember that we are a republic under God and that we must honor the process and move forward so that each of us can again feel proud to be an American. No one alone can fix what is wrong in our country today. It will take us all cooperating and putting the needs of everyone ahead of our own. If the men and women who fought in World Wars had had the attitude that is so prevalent n our country today, we would likely be speaking German or Japanese. Unity cost our country 623,026 lives during the Civil War. Hatred is never the way to go. We can choose to remember history or suffer the consequences.
Let us consider this November, and give thanks for all that we have! 2020 has been a year full of stress and division. Let us remember the principles on which our country was founded and unite behind our leaders. We are one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all! It starts NOW!