Over the past few weeks I have written posts about our Divided America. Posts that were difficult to write, posts that sadden me and make me fear for our future.
These posts have highlighted the divide in our country that has persisted for generations, a divide that seems insurmountable.
While these issues boil beneath us, this week we saw the TRUE America at work. The America that makes us great, the America we all long for. This week we saw the best of America, an America that takes care of our neighbors in a time of need and an America that proves once again why we are the greatest human experiment ever created.
As hurricane winds and unfathomable rains fell on the State of Texas, we once again stepped up to lend a hand.
Rainfall levels hit heights that we could have never imagined and the unstoppable American spirit rose to the challenge.
We as Americans don’t always get it right, but in times of need we do it better than anyone else.
I have been in situations where the help of our American community was needed. I have been through numerous hurricanes and each time as we picked up the pieces, our fellow-man has helped pick us up and place our feet on stable ground again.
Workers, volunteers, financial support all came flooding into neighborhoods where I lived and helped.
Last summer when the mountains and forests around my home were ravaged by wildfires, Americans from every corner of the country supported us. As the fires subsided, our love for those who came to support burned like an inferno and still burns today with deep gratitude and appreciation.
We see it time and again, when America hurts we come together to support our neighbors and help them move to an even brighter future.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could carry this same level of care and compassion into the day-to-day issues that divide us?
We can, when WE THE PEOPLE take control of the narrative we stand strong and overcome the obstacles before us. We don’t need politicians, or media to unite us, we just need the great American Spirit that we display on a daily basis.
Houston and its surrounding communities are ravaged by flood waters, but we WILL bring them back and because of the support of a nation united we will make them stronger than ever.
We have seen it time and again and we will see it again, isn’t it great knowing that the American Spirit is alive and well and together we can overcome any issue that harms or divides us……. as a UNITED citizenry who sees a challenge and get’s the job done.
American Heroes, they are not the people we elect of tune into for our news, they are the neighbors who stand with us in our times of greatest need and triumph.