We hear a lot about anticipated “October Surprises” at this time of the year. These events may change our minds, focus, or direction rather suddenly. Let’s dive in a little deeper into this civics and citizenship issue.
Many of you continue to lose dear loved ones, one after the other. My husband and I have experienced multiple losses, too, with friends and family. Not a day goes by that I don’t hear of loss from someone somewhere in my world.
Tragic loss affects focus which we all will need in the coming weeks. Resolve to deal with your grief. There are professional resources to help you. Decide to find them. Have acceptance as a goal, even though that goal seems to be a million miles away. You cannot guard your liberty if grief has completely overtaken you.
What “rabbits” do you chase? What distracts you from doing the work you know you are called to do? What “sets you off?” How will you avoid these pesky triggers to stay on track each day? We can’t remain a free people if we are chasing “rabbits” and other distractions. Keep the main thing, the main thing.
We are free-born people. Resolve to be tough-minded when it comes to liberty. You can’t keep what you don’t have. Therefore, as a nation, we must decide that freedom is worth whatever it takes to keep it. How willing are you to maintain your freedom in 2022? Are you willing to have “that” conversation when the need arises? While we don’t want to “be starting something,” we may need to speak up when we cannot accept the premise of the other person’s argument.
I took the bold step to put up specific yard signs in a neighborhood where not everyone agrees with me. I am taking a risk that the signs (or property?) could be destroyed or stolen. I could be “labeled.” But, I could also encourage people to do what they want but are afraid of repercussions.
What other ideas can you add to the above suggestions?
This is Common Sense Civics and Citizenship.🇺🇸
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