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The following is a user-submitted post (from Mother dearest). The views expressed in this blog post are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the blog’s owner, her son. :-P
I wanted to write a blog today for Connor’s blog. Frankly, his blog needs it…
I just want to go on record saying LIFE IS GOOD. There is so much incredible goodness everywhere. And sometimes when we analyze and nitpick everything to death, we lose sight of that.
So, for starters, we live in an incredible country. The United States of America is the finest country ever, second only to the City of Enoch, in my opinion. We are so blessed. I have traveled the world over, including Africa, and there is nothing like it. I can say whatever I want. I don’t have armed guards on my streets. I can vote the bums out of office if I want. I can go to church when and where I want. I can start a business easily. I can read a bazillion newspapers with bias galore. I could go on for hours about this topic alone. I understand that you call have gripes about the government but never lose site of the fact that this country is incredible. The USA is made up of Americans. And they are among the most wonderful people on the earth.
Second, people are great. Not just good—great. I’ve met and worked with the most amazing people. Men and women who write you a check to take care of children they’ve never met and never will. Moms and dads who love their children and spend every day doing their best to take care of them. Even the liberals. They love their babies too. And all the moms and dads and brothers and sisters do their very best to take care of their families. And they don’t stop there. I have seen so many, many people who reach out to those in need. I’ve seen my dad contribute his entire wardrobe so many times when people called just asking for donations. I’ve met a little girl who shared her only sandwich with twelve other orphans. I’ve seen a family work hard to save their change to give to those in need. I could go on for years about this. So while you’re all ripping people to shreds, never forget that they’re trying to do their best. Every day they all get up and try to be even better and love even more the next day.
Third, the future is wonderfully bright. Yes, we live in the last days. But it is the dispensation of the FULLNESS. There are so many great things happening on this planet. Never, ever be so jaded or cynical that you fail to see them. And while there are things in this world that are swirling in darkness, there is incredible light.
And I hope that each of us is radiating that light. I hope that each of us every day takes the time to beam out love and light to all we meet.
Just had to say that. Because every day I see God’s light spill out throughout the skies and I meet people every day who have His love and light in their eyes.
Dialogue is good. Study is good. But loving is better.