Friday, September 6, 2013
In the world we live in today. It is easy to be confused and puzzled as to what the truth is, and how to find our way to the surface of all the flotsam and jetsam we find ourselves in. I consider myself a patriot, and in my youth had no difficulty in picking out the lies, checking facts and discerning the hearts of those that would have us elect them to represent the values that we hold dear to our hearts. Times have changed. This is the age of information overload, not only over load but you can be whomever you want to be on the internet. A person can be very persuasive and not have to back it up with real data, and just how do you and I know what the real data is? As we move forward in this world of fictional facts. Remember to go back to some simple principles, ones that served our forefathers well. Here are a few considerations.
1. Evaluate your principles and values. Look at yourself and find what is truly important to you. Hold on to those values that make you a better person, strengthens your family and community and put those that don't on a back shelf or better yet discard those that take you in a different direction.
2. Get to know the people around you, develop relationships with those you have contact with, and I don't mean send them a friend request on facebook. Stand up walk ou,t your door and go visit them. If you can incorporate this practice with those in your life that are most important to you, your life will be greatly enriched. This type of getting to know those around you is especially important to know those we send to represent our views as elected officials. It doesn't mean you need to become a politician, but if you meet them and get to know them that way. You will have a better sense of who they really are, not who they appear to be on television or in print, or worse yet here on the internet.
3. Look for opportunities to help. Everyone of us can always use the excuse of being busy. Lives are hectic and we tend to draw inward. This is not all bad, but if we all were just a little more kind to one another a took the occasional path of lending a helping hand, our world would be a better place for it.
4. I dont know if your a person of faith or not, but if you are I would ask that you bend a knee often. Ask for courage, ask for strength, ask for guidance, and most importantly give thanks for the riches you have.
Well I could go on and on about this, but then no one would take the time to read. I started this as a puzzled patriot, but some how this little exercise has helped me see thing a little clearer. I'd love to hear your points of view leave me a comment.......