Good day my fellow travelers.
Am I too naïve to believe that these attributes are necessary for human peace and growth or too jaded to think that they are gone forever?
Do unto others as you would have done unto you
Respect for the rule of law
Respect for human life
Respect for heritage and culture
A man’s/woman’s word is his/her bond
Government of the people, by the people, and for the people
You make that face again and it will stay that way
Sitting with the family (not the TV) at the dinner table
Night time prayers
Journalists who report the news without bias or color
Yes Ma’am, Yes Sir, No Ma’am, No Sir
May I (usually followed by Please)
Gratitude for breath, life, love, friends
The American work ethic: Work hard, persevere, be creative
Research and thinking for yourself
Swing sets and Teeter-Totters
Holding the door for the next person
Saying “Good Morning” to the stranger on the street
Comedy without racism, vulgarity or stereotyping
Listening with intent to understand
Creating space where everyone is valued
So, what do you think? What brings peace to your life? Can we get back to respect, honor and self-confidence?