"I think that God means that we shall do more than we have yet done in furtherance of his plans and he will open the way for our doing it."
~ Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States)
The U.S. has detoured away from this concept quite a bit. Our roots and values need to be cared for, so that they may once grow and nourish again. The "way" Lincoln mentioned has been mostly blocked by our actions. We need structure and mostly, passion. Passion for this country and a common belief. As a country, what do we believe in? We are all over the place in our thoughts and values. It's very frustrating. So much complaining, ungratefulness, selfishness, ignorance and power seeking has immensely hurt America. For example, taking pride in your work (and being grateful for the job) and supporting the country that provides it to you would be one place to start.
I've been thinking about this the past couple days. There are a lot of packed away issues that need attention and a resolution. Bringing a child into this crazy world can be discomforting. We need to find and seek the way.