MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Eleanor Roosevelt on Pearl Harbor

This article is, for me, spectacular in that it directly targets my own philosophy of our current state of life.

In my downstairs bedroom hang three images of Mrs. Roosevelt, one of which dominates the wall. I call it my “power wall.”

Following the destruction at Pearl Harbor, it was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who addressed the nation, “We know what we have to face and we know that we are ready to face it…”

It’s not enough for us, today, to hope; we must also, more than ever, believe “we’ve got this.”

We must be practical about safety for both ourselves and others without yielding to narrated agendas that encourage others to avoid what we know is staring us down, playing to fears and lack of self-confidence in thinking for ourselves. The voices of defiance and obstinacy are the bullies who have grabbed the brief spotlight in time to stand on the uncertain frame of their soapboxes, not the center where their argument is paper thin.

Think. For. Yourselves.

The full article: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the Nation following Pearl Harbor

We must make ourselves stronger of mind to think and reason with our own sensible study and rationale.

We must make ourselves more courageous to lift our swords and shields of positivity, daily diminishing the darker images that will force themselves into our individual and collective minds.

We must make ourselves more vigilant in all areas of safety, physical health, emotional and mental health, awareness, pursing kindness and a powerfully motivated life of being positive.

We must make ourselves into tightrope artists to perfect a new sense of balance in all aspects of life. Rather than challenging “change,” let us embrace renewal and refreshing as we forge ahead to a new spring.

We must always strive to make it a great day without permitting our minds to be eroded by the fed fears of others.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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