it’s not about us.
it really is no longer about us. it is now about those who come behind us. it is about those who follow our footfalls and any who step in moments beyond ours. we owe them – in advance.
we owe them a country based on life, liberty for all and the pursuit of happiness.
we owe them a country truly practicing equality in every way, be it gender or race or sexual orientation or economic status or religious preference.
we owe them a country that is healthy and mindful of its environmental future, a country that has clean water, clean air, clean vegetation, clean food sources.
we owe them a country with an openly crossed aisle, where respectful conversation takes place and negotiation is paramount.
we owe them a country where leaders are cherished examples of goodness, stalwart and compassionate role models for their children and their children’s children.
we owe them a country where truth is valued, where fallacy and falsehoods are not propagated like the wind, where honor stands tall.
we owe them a country where voting makes a difference and every voice counts.
we owe them a country and policies that hold every citizen’s safety in high regard.
we owe them a country that chooses kindness.
we owe them a country where national treasures are relationships not tangibles.
we owe them a country that cares about their good health, that supports them if they are hungry, that encourages them to learn, that embraces their new ideas, that cares when wrinkles grace their faces.
we owe them a country, a world, that helps them dream.
we owe them sunrises, sunsets and moonrises that hold promise, light and hope.
it is our legacy to them. it’s not about us any more.
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LEGACY from RELEASED FROM THE HEART ©️ 1995 kerri sherwood