It’s the time of year that people are more lighthearted and we make an effort to be a little nicer to others than usual. Those are wonderful things. Would that we could hold on to those feelings throughout the rest of the year.
I have neither a wish list nor do I have a shopping list – at least for anything that can be acquired at Saks Fifth Avenue or Crate & Barrel. There really is nothing that I need and would prefer that, rather than spending money on me, my friends would donate to a worthy charity. And since I gave up the practice of buying things in favor of making them I am pretty well set with those on my list.
But I am out shopping – for a new set of leaders to guide our ailing country into what I hope will be a more prosperous future.
The problem is that I’ve done several online searches and have yet to find a store that has politicians with ethics, morals, common sense and vision on display. (When I was less specific – not requiring those four little qualifiers – I immediately had many pages show up on Google with a host of websites headquartered in Washington, D.C.). Surely that is no surprise to you – or me.
I am an optimist. I will continue my search. I will get involved because not doing so is to abdicate personal responsibility. I am one small person with a lone voice – but I believe that I can help change America for the better.