Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Few Words Wednesday: We Have Work to Do

Last summer I opted for "Few Words Wednesday" posts throughout the month of July. Our annual vacation to the Midwest included a couple of twists and turns we hadn't expected, and as a result, I chose to redirect some of the time I would have spent writing and kept my Wednesday posts a little shorter. I did, however, enjoy searching for meaningful, relevant quotes that quickly and simply conveyed how I felt about our world and my - and my family's - journey through it.

I've decided to once again go with "Few Words Wednesday" posts this summer - though not every week - so that I can spend a little more time with Will and Hallie when they're home. I'm still having a hard time accepting the fact that my boy heads off to intermediate school in the fall, and while I know he's not leaving home for good, I can feel the clock ticking...

I paid little attention to George H. W. Bush's presidency while it was actually happening - as an elementary and middle schooler, politics were of little interest to me - but after visiting his Presidential Museum (here in College Station) multiple times, I know more about him than I do most other presidents who came before I could vote.

I wouldn't mind having an actual
conversation with President Bush.

This week's "few words" belong to President Bush, and while he spoke them in 1989, they are just as relevant - and just as beautiful - today.

"America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the Nation and gentler the face of the world. My friends, we have work to do."

~ President George H. W. Bush

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