I’ve been quiet the last couple months. Part of that has been unintentional. Summer schedules have made it a little more difficult to find time to sit down.
Some of it has been intentional. Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minnesota, Dallas, elections. And that’s just this country. There’s a lot going on, and I get tired of talking about it. I try to stay informed, but I find myself tuning out. I know people have their opinions, but statements/headlines like the following make me check out:
- Trump gets burned with this one word Tweet.
- Hillary destroyed with this letter from a veteran.
- The clowns on the left.
- The morons on the right.
Type stuff like that, and I stop reading. I’m done. Passion does not equal rudeness.
You’ve probably seen this letter making the rounds. The text below is the letter George H.W. Bush left for Bill Clinton after Bush left office.
When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too.
I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described.
There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course.
You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.
Your success now is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.
Good luck – George”
I miss that. I also miss this. The text below is a quote from Ross Perot during a Presidential debate in 1992.
“We are all in this together. We ought to love one another because united teams win and divided teams lose. If we can’t love one another. And if you can’t get fair, just recognize we’re all stuck with one another because nobody’s going anywhere, right? Now, that ought to get everybody back up to let’s get along together and make it work.”
We can do better then we are doing now. And we only earn the right to expect more from our leaders if we are willing to expect more from ourselves.
School starts next week. I hope to be here a little more regularly.
Thanks for reading.