The results are in and Donald Trump is to be the new President of the United States. George sat at his desk the morning of voting day, after having been one of the very first to cast his vote on Thursday, November 9th, 2016. He wanted to write a message of hope and unity for not only his fellow Americans, but for folks all over the world. Although what Papa George says in today’s blog is not aimed directly at children, it is a great concept that should certainly be passed down to generations that will follow.
Papa George says…
“I just came home after voting. I was the first one to vote in my precinct. I got there at 6:15am and avoided the long line that was there at 7:15am. Then after voting I happily got in my car, breathed a sigh of relief, started the engine and drove home for a breakfast of waffles, coffee, and a newspaper to read while watching the tube.
Equally important to who won was the last message delivered by both candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Divisiveness was their last word, and coming together as Americans was their last bit of advice. For the first time in well over a year, both of the candidates said the right thing and were both on the same page.
Yes, it is over. Yes, half of this nation will be happy with the results and the other half will be sad at the outcome. Having said this, I will not be the first one to say we are all Americans! I will support whoever is chosen as our president. Sure, I will talk about the results and will be happy to discuss my points of view when asked, but hopefully in a very short time I will go on with my life, trying to enjoy whatever time is left in the twilight of my life. I am eighty-five-years-old and I know that the word mortality has a much deeper meaning to me than it does for my children and grandchildren.
Having been President and General Manager of a large radio station in Los Angeles, with one-hundred and fifty employees, the meaning behind coming together and going in the same direction as a team is most important.
What is interesting about being this age is that we come across certain sayings that are meaningful to us - "Without having a strong hand on the rudder and the sails of a ship, the boat is rudderless and goes in different directions depending on which way the wind is blowing!”
I hope the boat we are all in will be steered properly in the right direction, hopefully endorsed by all Americans. Not everything we wanted may be enacted. Hopefully most of what happens under a new president and congress will help this country move ahead, maintaining freedom, health and prosperity to its citizens. We are lucky to be Americans. There has never been a better form of government than the one we have here in America.
Bottom-line of this blog - support whoever becomes our president and support the rest of the elected members of congress. A team that is well organized will win the game. Show me a sport where one of its players wants to be the super-star trying to win a game by themselves, and I will show you a team that is a loser.
There are millions of examples where a weaker team wins the game because they were well managed, where the players want the whole team to win and will sacrifice their own self-image and egos in favor of the whole team.
God Bless my fellow citizens, and God Bless America.
Copyright George Green © 2016 Rancho Mirage, CA, USA