In other parts of the world people who feel powerless and marginalized “hope” for democracy. For Americans that dream is a reality. Our realization of the “ hope” for democracy in America is the product of great sacrifice. The Democracy we know today requires nurturing and is not guaranteed. Democracy is not immune from threats both foreign and domestic. Countless American heroes continue to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our Democracy. Their courage is rooted in the belief that despite whatever difficulties we face today a better tomorrow is possible. Our “hope” as Americans is for a continued more perfect union premised on the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. #hopediaries
A recent poll confirms that ,regardless of political affiliation, the majority of Americans view the attack on our Capitol as an assault on our democracy.The question is often asked what can we do as individual citizens to protect our democracy? We must of course speak out against sedition , insurrection and expressions of hate rooted in prejudice and ignorance. We must maintain faith in our justice system and support for those we rely upon to enforce it.
We also have a choice to make. We can either choose hope as the catalyst for healing our nation or continue partisan discord , animosity and discontent. Why not choose hope? If “Hope” is what we as human beings need to survive and get through hard times, isn’t it also the fuel for preserving our democracy? As stewards of our democracy for future generations, where and how do we find hope ? I submit that the path to hope and healing begins with kindness. Performing and recognizing acts of kindness will go a long way to erasing cynicism and instilling hope in our children.
If you witness acts of kindness why not help keep hope alive and share those accounts with your friends and neighbors. Isn’t it time to see and share the good in America? #hopediaries