I am generally the stereotypical mom/teacher whose immune system is strong and doesn’t have time to be sick. 😉 Well, some crud came and hit the whole family hard this week. During the worst day for all of us, I was scheduled to take dinner to a friend, which I loved doing (no complaints). But after teaching sick kiddos all day, cooking their dinner, and delivering it, I was spent and so were they. Again, not complaining, this is just leading up to my mommy failure. It was just about six on our way home and I was debating dinner for us. My mind, nose and head were clogged and so we pulled into the grocery store where I proceeded to buy packaged sodium. For those of you who know me, this is not my style, but sometimes something has to give. And I felt extremely guilty laying down the made for kid tv dinners, as well as donuts for the next morning. But, such is life. And the kids love donuts!!! 🙂
I had about 15 minutes to sit down during the day today. I sat down with my 2 hour late lunch, put on the tv to not think for a couple minutes, and…there is a Special News Report. And it was not one that made me enjoy sitting down. I took it as a sign that I was not yet supposed to have a break in the day.
A leader of a nation should not directly separate the country. Of course we all have different views. He may be the leader, but his opinion does not reflect the entire country. I give credit to the Republican leaders who are standing up for those they represent. The plan on the table is certainly not one in which the whole country agrees. It is not a plan that is healthy for the country as a whole and for a leader to point fingers at one side because they do not agree with him is appalling. Leaders are supposed to bring their people together, not tear them apart. A confident leader would be able to lead by example, be okay with people disagreeing with him and make a plan to join forces instead of putting the blame on everyone but himself. It is interesting, the book I just finished reading spoke of how leaders can rule with words. They can make people afraid of things they should not fear, make them bold when they should be cautious, and make them feel guilty for not following their lead. Words are powerful things…they can build up…they can destroy.
We all have the capability to discern these words I pray they are pondered before they are followed blindly.