151 Years Later - The Call is the Same - "To Do All ... Which May Achieve ... A Lasting Peace Among Ourselves ..." .
"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; ... to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." - Abe Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
This trip to Washington, DC, I toured Ford's theatre. I was struck by the similarity to our country today and that of the country seven score and eleven years ago. The country divided ... instead of north and south, it is Republican and Democratic.
In coaching, there are four main questions, what would you like, how might you get it, how will you stay the course, and how will you know when you have it?
John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, “My fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
How might we influence the well-being of this nation and its people?
It is my hope we as a people will take a moment to consider how each of us individually might promote unity, peace, harmony with our neighbors, in our communities, among our states and throughout our nation. And then, ... take action. Doing something each day to serve a higher good of understanding, tolerance, support. Fostering hope, love, forgiveness, safety, health, and well-being. Well-being ... a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity.