A Standing Nation



Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes courage is setting back in your rocking chair and crying, sometimes its screaming into your pillow and sometimes it’s as simple as getting up and putting cloths on and starting your day. When courage meets determination there is not much that can stop the outcome and movement of the individual.

I asked a few coworkers about what they though about courage just to see how other viewed it and the word as well as the actions behind it, I also researched the use of the word. Almost all the answers were about them, not judging at all, however it points out the issue.


The population has significantly increased and yet the use of the word courage has decreased. People are giving up it seems, becoming dormant of change and surrendering hope in becoming better.

According to (www.thetoptens.com/words-describe-united-states) the top 10 words used to describe America are as as followed.

  1. Revolutionary
  2. Idiots
  3. Powerful
  4. Obesity
  5. Unhealthy
  6. La-La Land
  7. Overrated
  8. Large
  9. Violent
  10. Ghetto

How does that make you feel, personally I feel like crap after reading that. Guess who is to blame? We are, we as America have allowed every word to hold value on this butchery of a list.What have we become? How did a word such as Ghetto even make the list?

We need more visionary men such as Dr. Martin Luther King to stand up and fight to empower society to want to see transformation and not just a transformation, a positive transformation. It seems society as a whole has become stagnant and the people that are fighting for our country are not being respected, and worse disrespected.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”. – Martin Luther King Jr.

I have many friends and family that has served this country and I’m proud and thankful for everything they have given. I have the independence I have because of their sacrifice not mine. Today is a calendar Holiday reminder to thank the service men and woman of our country, every day should be. The jobs they perform are just as important as who is in office and they are essential to the lives we have. Thank them and most importantly respect their actions; they are fighting, sacrificing and given their lives for you!


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