glass half empty

Half empty

America is the greatest nation on the earth. And if you don’t believe that, the rate of immigration to this country – and the great lengths to which people will go to get here – should be proof enough. The story of how America achieved what it has is also nothing short of remarkable. The storms we’ve weathered and the issues we’ve overcome are amazing. No other nation’s history rivals it. However, when many elementary schools and colleges tell America’s history, it turns very quickly from a story of strength, courage and brilliance to one of hypocrisy, plunder, injustice,…

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A matter of perspective

When I hear people say things like, “we can learn so much from our children,” I can’t help but think that it’s the adults who are teaching the kids, not the other way around. But last night, I had one of those moments that reminded me of what those people mean. The kid and I were sitting and talking and there was a glass half full of water sitting there. So I asked, “Do you think this glass is half full or half empty?” She thought a second and said, “It depends.” “If you started with an empty glass…

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