Today is election day. You gotta get out and vote, regardless of how angry or disenchanted you feel about the election and the candidates.
Now that we have that PSA out of the way, let’s get real for a moment about this election. I know many of you are frustrated, angry even, over the choices we have before us. Perhaps you feel, as many do, that the two candidates do not represent you, or your ideals, or what you think the united states should be. I get it. I really do. But what you have to remember is this:
YOU AS A PARENT WILL
LEAD THIS NATION
That’s right folks, YOU!
You may not be president, but you have the POWER and the ability to shape our great nation through your kids. One man or woman will NOT/does NOT define this country. We, as individuals, define ourselves and this country. We, as parents, define our households and in turn shape our communities. We, as parents, have the ability to create a nation full of caring, loving, HONEST, and hard-working people.
AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE ELECTION RESULTS WON’T MATTER
Harsh, right? But it’s true. Tomorrow morning, regardless of who our president-elect is, our lives will go on. There will be spelling tests to study for or a basketball game to play. Life as we know it will continue and I don’t say that to belittle the election but to give you all that light at the end of the tunnel. The election IS important and you SHOULD go out and vote, but tomorrow is not the first day of the rest of our lives. We, as parents, will continue to nurture and teach our children–just like we do EVERY DAY. We will continue to create kids with morals and values, who look to help their fellow humans in time of need, who will see the value of hard work, perseverance, honesty, and be pure in heart.
LISTEN UP PARENTS!
You are the ones who will lead our great nation. You are the ones who have the power to change the imperfections of this country. You are the ones who can bring together both sides of the isle. Our great nation starts right in YOUR living room. It starts with raising good people. So while the next four years may suck from a political stand point, I do NOT believe that this country will by any means be going backwards. While Washington progress may come to a halt over the next four years, our nation as a whole will not because every day, all over America, we have the chance to make a difference through our kids.
Everyday presents an opportunity to teach our kids how to be good people, to frame the future of this country. We can raise our kids with those same ideals that founded this great nation! Never, EVER, forget that this country is not defined by one leader, but collectively by its citizens! So, let us go out there and continue to raise our kids to become a nation of good people!