Chichagof Island, Alaska
I had another post planned for today. It was something lighthearted, informative, and wondrous. It can wait.
In these troubled times, I believe that we should resist the urge to blame the method rather than confront the madness. If only there were easy answers. The reality is that the answers are not easy.
Our culture has lost its way, little by little, over several decades. That is my personal perspective from living and experiencing 60 years. Sadly, how people treat each other today is different than long ago. There is an inherent remoteness and isolation in communities, neighborhoods, and families. A disconnect. America has lost its soul.
Today, we can start to rebuild. We can count our blessings and begin with renewed hope. We can show kindness to a neighbor. Reach out to someone who is having difficulties. Show compassion to someone who is hurting. Listen to someone who needs to talk. Be patient. Look outward rather than inward. Demonstrate love. Bring God and charitable values back into our lives.
If we want to affect a change, it all starts with us as individuals. It is up to each one of us, every single day, to make a commitment to find our collective soul again. Better results won’t happen overnight. But if we don’t rise up to the challenge, our soul will be forever lost.
It’s a new dawn. God bless the ones who will no longer experience it. And may God bless you.