BRYCE ON LIFE
– What should we be thankful for?
2020 will doubtlessly go down in the history books as one of the most turbulent in our history. Prior to this, 1968 was considered the most tumultuous. 2020 has it beat hands-down in terms of “The Summer of Hate,” the failed impeachment of Donald Trump, the COVID-19 epidemic, and a highly contested presidential election which has yet to be concluded. This has split the country, perhaps irreparably, it has disabled our spirit of cooperation, and created an angst among our citizens thereby altering the national psyche. So you might ask, “What can we be thankful for in 2020?”
We can be thankful for living in the greatest country in the world, but greatness is measured in terms of our ability to achieve lofty goals, fulfilling our commitments, adhering to the rule of law, and remaining a beacon of peace and freedom for the world. To this end, we have stabilized our economy, even in spite of a devastating disease, found vaccines for this disease which will be distributed shortly. We have also fostered significant peace initiatives in the Middle East with more in the offing. However, we have resisted the rule of law in immigration, demonstrations, and voting. All of this threatens the security of the Republic. There are forces from within who are working feverishly to undermine this country. I pray they fail. We have already experienced considerable civil unrest in 2020, and there is yet before us a fine line to civil war we must never cross.
As in prayer, I give thanks to the President, Congress, Courts, and the other leaders of our land for their service, and wish them God speed in administrating our country, and defending the Constitution of the United States and subordinate laws. May they lead justly, honestly, and transparently.
I give thanks to those who defend this great land, be it on the battlefield or in the streets, all who defend freedom, as well as first-responders who risk life and limb to save others. Their fidelity to life and liberty is inspiring, causing us to always remember them in our prayers.
I give thanks to those who support moral values, such as our clergy and citizens who lead by example; people who do unto others as they would have others do unto them. Unfortunately, studies show our morality continues to erode, I therefore pray for simple tenets such as honesty, truth, responsibility, charity, perseverance, patience, and tolerance.
I give thanks to our family and friends, those present as well as those who have gone before us. I pray we relish every second with each other, to learn to live, laugh, and work together amicably. No we will not always see eye-to-eye on everything, but we must be allowed a dialog to discuss things respectfully. Let us always seek the truth.
I pray, nay I beg, for common sense, respect for the human spirit, for teamwork, for love of country, for love of our endeavors, and for the love of each other.
Keep the Faith!
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Tim Bryce is an author, freelance writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at email@example.com
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