Looks like this is happening on a much larger scale, within our own government. And with that, no movement. Nothing progressing. It just seems to be a whole lot of arguing, and time wasted, at the expense of quite a few Americans right now.
I know of too many families, myself included, scratching their heads, and trying to figure out how they are going to provide Christmas. I know of too many families, far more than I would care to say, who are concerned about keeping everyone fed, and a roof over their children's head. Forget about Christmas.
I watched my daughter's teacher, Mr. Schubert, dressed as Superman at the Halloween Parade the other day. He had the class behind him, in single file, all in their costumes, and all of them with smiles on there faces. He led them around the school field, like ducklings, with his red cape blowing behind him.
It made me think about what lies before our children. All of our children. Where are we leading them? Will things be better for them? Will they be able to go to college, and try their shots at a good, honest life? Or will things be worse for them? I think a lot of us thought we would do as well as our parents, if not better.
I recall the emotions I felt during our last election. I wept. I literally wept, because I felt that change was imminent. I thought that things were going to get better, not just for my family, but for millions of families and individuals, just trying to hold it together. I thought that within the year, we would all be OK.
Sadly, things seem worse. And I don't care what side of the fence you are on...Liberal, Conservative, Republican, Democrat....we are all feeling this. In some way, this is touching all of us. I am tired of hearing "get a job", or, "stop looking for a handout".
How about not passing judgement, and maybe consider a bit more compassion. This is no longer about your political affiliation. This is just the status quo. This is happening to everyone you know. Maybe not you personally, but your neighbor is struggling. You have family members who are having a hard time. You have co-workers who are feeling this. It is all around you.
I read this the other day, on an NPR site, written by someone named Kristopher Purzycki. He wrote " After numerous attempts to handle this situation responsibly with the mortgage lender, we are about to give up, start over, and move on. We realize that the well being of our family is being threatened only by the very ideals we thought we were supposed to strive for."
I keep thinking about all of those little ducklings following Superman.