Here’s a more serious thought for the day. I copied this meme (below) from another source and decided to share it because I think the message is important and we can all learn something here.
We’re coming up on Memorial Day, and then the Fourth of July. Both will happen within the next six weeks.
Traditionally, this has been a time when Americans put aside partisan politics and differences, and look upon similarities and shared values.
Unfortunately, in the last several years, one group of people have abducted our common symbols and attempted to redefine national pride, including the flag.
The house quickly became a billboard of beliefs, an advertisement for aspiration, and a place of poetry.
They wrote. They wrote. They wrote. And they wrote some more. Eventually, every empty line on that old house had been filled in. That didn’t matter. Those who came to that abandoned place which was now filled with so much life took the chalk and wrote it off in the margins, in between the lines, and even on walls that hadn’t been designed for expression. It had become impossible to harness the human heart.