Some will see the headline of this post and be infuriated while others will read the title and applaud… let’s talk about it.
After a long night of flipping between CNN, CBS, ABC, Fox news, and every other channel following this historic election, I passed out on the sofa with the controller still in hand and pointed at the TV. Around 12:30 a.m. my husband woke me and guided me to bed.
At 4:00 a.m. text messages started buzzing through our phones and at 6:00 a.m. the calls started. When the CBS morning news began we quickly learned the results of the 2016 presidential election. We were drooling into our coffee.
After my hubby and I went back and forth between “I can’t believe it (him)” and “I knew it (me)”, he looked at me and asked the real question, “What are we going to do today to make America great? No one person can do it on their own.”
What a powerful question and statement all wrapped up into two simple sentences.
It is going to take far more than one person to make America the America we envision. What does that America look like to you? Have you defined it? Or are we all guilty of complaining, demanding answers from those running for office, and refusing to voice our own opinions in fear we may offend someone? It is time for us to all step forward and begin working together to create the America we believe in and are proud of.
So I ask you: what are you going to do today to make America great in your corner of the world?
Yesterday I was mailing out several copies of Blood Sweat & Tiaras and I asked the people helping me “Who do you think is going to win the election?” (Notice: I didn’t ask who did you vote for?) Five out of six people spoke up and were passionate in their responses, but the sixth person (and the youngest in the room) informed me she was exercising her vote by not voting. I wasn’t surprised, but I was frustrated. “Why be a lemming?” I asked her. She glared at me. I smiled back.
It will truly take all of use to create the America we want, and creating anything takes vision and action. If you plan on being a lemming and going with the flow, please do not complain about anything. Whether you associate with republican, democrat, libertarian, or anything in between, I encourage you to live the greatness you want to see America be, but please, don’t be a lemming.
So I will ask you, just as my husband asked me this morning: “What are we going to do today to make America great?!”