What happened to the America of yesteryear? Where Americans when faced with a challenge banded together and solved the problem. Not expecting or demanding that Washington come to their rescue. Knowing they had family, friends even strangers to lean upon in times of trouble and need.
Yesteryear’s America was sacrificed on the altar of the American Dream. People were expendable. Family members scattered across America and the world pursuing the next promotion. Americans selfishly filled their lives with activity to impress others or to stroke their egos.
Leaving little or no time to help family, friends or others in their time of need. Forgetting treasure will never be found in things but only in one another.
What would today’s America look like if
- family, friends, even our neighbors mattered more than a luxury car, a closet overflowing with clothes and shoes or the most followers on Twitter?
- there was less complaining and whining?
- earning an honest day’s living was expected and honored?
- outstretched hands offered help, not expected it?
Was yesteryear’s America perfect? No! But knowing someone had you back made it easier to sleep at night and awake hopeful the next morning.
Be a VOICE in the deafening sound of sameness!