This I believe

Almost a year ago I wrote this piece. I’m sharing it again with you today.

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I believe that deep inside lies a flame. A light if you will. I call it faith. I don’t mean religion. Religion is how many chose to embrace, celebrate and nurture their faith. But faith comes in all formats and I believe in each one of us exists this glowing essence. Faith is the language of the soul. The glow from within.

The flame glows mightily for some and almost imperceptibly for others. But it’s always there, none the less.

Some spend their lives disbelieving what their soul whispers to them in the night. Some spend their lives questioning that which they cannot understand even though they feel it inside. Some spend their lives on a quest embracing that which they cannot understand but chose to accept. And some radiate the glow from within for all to see.

Faith is the language of our soul and whatever you decide to accept and believe, it will always be there inside, waiting to come forth. I believe faith is the flame that shines within your soul that brightens your hopes, your dreams, your possibilities, your life. This I believe.

~ Penny

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I Believe in “We the People”

Okay one more time here!

A little over a week ago I wrote about how I felt about being an American and the importance of voting, The American Coin of Freedom . But I left something out, the most important thing, so I’m correcting that omission with this post.

Our country was founded on the principles and beliefs that each person should have the right to live their lives in a responsible but free way. It was so important that the Preamble to the United States Constitution (one of the most important documents for freedom on the planet) begins with these three words…

We The People…

I believe in those three words: “We the people“. I believe in WE with all my heart and soul – gut wrenchingly so!

I believe that “We” are the legacy of freedom’s yesterdays and the dreams and hopes of tomorrow’s successes, not just for this country but for the whole planet!

I believe that “We” are the watchers of our countries caretakers. It is our job, our responsibility as “We” the people to keep an eye on those whom we freely elect to help run our great country.

I believe there is a whole world out there (our brothers and sisters – also our legacy from the past) ‘watching’ “WE the people” – being inspired by what we do right and disappointed, sometimes hurt and angry by what we do wrong, but still looking to us with hope and promise.

They wait to see how “We” will be today. What decisions “We” the people will make and how “They” will be influenced by our decisions.

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I believe in “We the people” because “We” choose freedom and are strong and loving when called upon to be so.

I believe in “We the people” because I know when our collective voice needs to be heard … it is heard around the world.

And so I will say simply what I forgot to say a week ago.

I believe in WE “the people” of this – our great nation!

Every single one of us. This means each of you. Every single one, no exceptions…I believe in you, my American sisters and brothers.

And I have a strong enough faith to know WE will continue on…perhaps stumbling along the way but still …being free, being strong and being Americans…this I believe with all my heart!

Thank you!

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Penny

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