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    Friday, May 18, 2007

    Patriot's Journey: a challenge

    This one's for my American friends:

    The challenge is to contemplate your patriotism. This is not one of those partisan political opportunities, where we claim one political stance or another is superior, it's much easier and (should be) less contentious than that.

    Every day between Memorial Day and Independance Day, express one unequivocably positive thing about our country. That's it. That's the challenge.

    The original idea was created by Drumwaster, I'm modifying it a little bit. The original idea is to post to one's blog. I would throw the loop wider, and challenge you all to create a blog post, comment on someone else's blog or website (in appropriate forums and manner of course), write an email to anyone, or even just express verbally (to another person- bonus points for strangers) at some point during your day, something that you appreciate about the land that shelters you.

    It shouldn't be too hard. It doesn't have to be especially profound. But the exercise of actually expressing it is an opportunity to reflect, and discover some things about ourselves and our homeland. It's a sort of spiritual pilgrimmage where you don't have to actually go anywhere!


    Blogger OregonGuy said...

    I thought I would offer this. I'm not sure if it actually fits your descriptive limitors, but it may squeek in under the codecil of flying in the face of conventional wisdom.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    By the way, thanks for the link!

    8:46 PM  
    Blogger Kevin said...

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

    Does that fit your criteria?

    11:51 AM  
    Blogger Lil said...

    Every day between Memorial Day and Independence Day, express one unequivocably positive thing about our country.

    Totally do-able. What a wonderful idea!!! You rock. *hugs*

    (It'll be easy to remember to start. This year, like every handful of years, Memorial Day is my dad's birthday!)

    1:56 PM  
    Blogger Larry said...

    YEs Kevin, That's perfect. That's why I've been reading you for years. :)

    Lil- wasn't my idea, but I'm definitely on board. Spread it around. Sometimes we just get overwhelmed by voices from the left criticizing everything, even though they have nothing better to put in place.

    "Democracy's the worst form of government, except for all the others..."

    Long live the Republic!

    9:11 PM  
    Blogger Barb said...

    Good idea. An additional level of difficulty would be to elicit a statement of patriotism from someone else every day as well. Bonus for getting one from a different person each day ;-)

    10:12 PM  

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