Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I am so pleased my candidate won; I thought it might not happen.

I can only imagine how disappointed and frustrated Mitt Romney and his team are feeling right now. They worked hard and long for the opposite outcome. What a gracious concession speech he made. How commendable of him to offer his support to his opponent on behalf of the American people. Integrity reasserts itself once more. Yeay! We need more of that on both sides of the aisles in Congress.

For it is the American people who lost the most these past four years. The result of Congress’ refusal to behave responsibly and respectfully towards one another to solve the problems facing this country. Choosing instead to draw lines in the sand – refusing to cooperate and compromise. To the detriment of the people.

Once again, we have another chance. As the President said last night; we must learn to work together – disagree respectfully, and sometimes compromise – but ultimately pull together for the good of all.

OR we can beat our breasts, rant and rave, scream doom and gloom . . . and sit on our butts and do nothing. Wasn’t it Chicken Little who ran around the barn yard yelling, "the sky is falling, the sky is falling . . .?"

Speak it, believe it, see it. It works in the negative as well as the positive. Some folks call it "self-fulfilling prophesy".

A nation divided against itself . . . We deserve better than that. I think we are better than that..

But we won’t get it by ranting and raving how bad it all is on radio talk shows or by sitting in front of the TV (or computer) with a bottle in our hand and a bowl of popcorn in our lap watching the latest reality show.

A government "of the people," "by the people," "for the people" requires something FROM the people. Let’s hope folks from both sides of this political debate take the momentum from the campaign and transfer that enthusiasm and hard work into beneficial programs and activities at our churches, schools, and communities.

Yes, Hillary, it does take a village -- a community, a government, a society pulling together for the betterment of all. We are our brothers’ keepers.

The best is yet to come. Speak it, believe it, see it.