I don’t propose to enshrine the good old days. They were good and they rendered lasting, positive memories. But memories represent the past. On the other hand, perhaps today’s society could benefit from the past. Maybe past virtues could contribute to the improvement and good fortune of the present.
Nothing is ever so perfect that a little improvement wouldn’t be welcomed. This principle holds true for America. Our country probably never has been perfect. Far from it or our history wouldn’t be speckled with wars and depressions and poverty and discrimination.
But the pockmarks of adversity can serve as stepping stones toward a better today and tomorrow. In the throes of hardship, we long for something better. Some that could work.
That something which reduced my childhood anxieties and fears contained elements available today. Perhaps they could again be blended into a palatable recipe to ease fears and tensions. What are some of these ingredients that seem to be absent or neglected in our world today?
Respect for others and self.
Every day I long for my world to return to virtues that worked. Virtues that could work again if allowed a place of importance in today’s lifestyle.
My latest book is out – Her Reason to Smile, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.