Barefoot by the Sea: Veteran's Day

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that this past week was one of shock and surprise to so many. I won't talk politics on here but what I will say is that there's a divide in our country that's downright scary. The night of our election and the days that followed, I tried hard to stay off social media. So much anger and so much hate. I've seen friends become enemies over this, with each side as passionate as the other. It's truly left me speechless. I have a pit in my stomach that won't go away. 

The weeks ahead will be filled with uncertainty, dread for some and optimism for others. We have a lot of changes coming but now is not the time to foster that anger and hate towards one another. No matter what "side you're on" BE KIND. That's the biggest takeaway, my biggest advice. We need to be GOOD to one another, support one another and listen with empathy, not resistance. 
Each side is passionate but we are all in this same country, the USA is a beautiful country, full of opportunity. We can't ever forget that!

So on Veteran's Day, I want to thank those who so tirelessly have served and continue to serve us. Our country is always worth fighting for!

8 comments:

  1. Jessica, you are so right! I have agonized over these last 8 years watching what is happening in our country, but I sure didn't burn our flag or riot in the streets. This is still the USA and God is still the one in control. I'm shaking my head.

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  2. What a great message. Kindness definitely matters, especially in the times we live in now.

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  3. You are right Jess, I am sending my prayers with you.
    Love to you my friend!
    Carla

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  4. Thank you for this Jess. It was a tough week for our country (and my girls!). No matter the outcome, we have to join together for the good of our country. We are really on the same team though it doesn't feel like it at the moment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Amen! I have had to go off of Facebook. I still share family stuff and peek at some friends I know are not posting anything political, but no more scrolling through FB! I just can't handle all of the hate. It gives me a sick feeling too.

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  6. Agreed on all points!

    We made it home in time to go to the cemetery and see that the Navy medallion was installed on my father-in-laws headstone in time for Veterans Day. That made us happy :)

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