Children are to be encouraged to use their imaginations. That is one of the ways that they discover who they are.
Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, others start telling them that they can’t “do that.” You can’t be unique and fun and wholly you.
Society is doing that to our children. Making them all look the same! We were not meant to be exactly alike.
There is corruptness all around us. We walk around with sores all over our bodies from wounds in life. For many, we are not even allowed to express ourselves without fear that cameras will start rolling and others telling us we can’t think like that.
But I am here to tell you that you can be yourself. You can be unique and fun and wholly you.
For me, it has always been important that I stand for goodness. That I encourage others to be all that they can be. We help one another. We care about one another.
Integrity is important to me. That others can see the soundness of moral character in me. To know that I am honesty. Forthright. Incorruptable. Fair.
My integrity has cost me jobs because I refused to do what was not right. My integrity has cost me friendships.
The older I get, I realize someone has to stand up and speak out these truths. I am saying we don’t have to be “cookie-cutter” people.
I see in a younger generation that many want to serve others. They just don’t know how to go about it. Some of our leaders pretend that they care, so this younger generation flocks to them thinking they will find what they are looking for.
I am thinking this morning, that maybe some of those who have been newly elected as leaders in our county will discover that. They want to do what is right. They want to serve and help others.
My encouragement to them – “Wake-up!” Don’t let the corrupt take away your dream. Don’t let them take away your integrity! Stand strong! Just don’t get pulled down into the hatred and the corruption that surrounds you.