Time to move forward

We reap what we sow and we have sown a generation of whiners who were given everything without any responsibility. It is coming back to haunt us with the millenials. How can it make sense to “destroy” and riot cities and businesses when you are protesting our next president because you feel he will “destroy” our country? Ironicly, the left complains we are not tolerant but in reality, many only want us to tolerate their opinion and could care less about anyone else’s especially if it doesn’t agree with theirs.
Some celebrities thought it cool of them to say they would leave the country if Trump got elected and now that he has, they are trying to figure out how to back track. There was always that possibility so why even spout off such nonsense in the first place? When you say things without thinking it through, sometimes you have to eat those words and they don’t taste so good the second time around.
Had Trump lost and his supporters acted like Hillary’s, they would be the worst human beings in the world. It is a double standard which has gone on way too long.
Hopefully, many of those who feel distressed, saw the 60 Minutes episode Sunday with Trump and will feel a little better. He sounded presidential and gave us some hope. It didn’t sound as if he would be destroying our country, but bringing it back to greatness.
The support of his family says a lot about him, I think. Everyone should at least give him a chance before they start bellyaching. And if you didn’t even vote, I’m sorry but you have no right to whine whatsoever.
There were many who never voted for Obama in either of the elections and they did not take to the streets afterward destroying businesses and rioting in protest. I uphold the right to protest, but it should be done peacefully, not violently. While Trump supporters were called deplorable, to me the actions of these Hillary supporters are deplorable. And she should be telling them to stop it and accept defeat graciously.
It’s time for us to move forward. Personally, I believe America got a reprieve from God’s wrath and this is our last chance to get it right. God heard our prayers. We need revival across the land and we need to keep praying for our country and its leaders daily. There is not only power in prayer but unity.
All of us need to take a lesson from the law enforcement community. When tragedy strikes or they need support, agencies around the country rally around them. We saw this last week when we lost Sgt. Sondron and Deputy Smallwood. Agencies came from all over including a Canadian Royal Mountie.
The community rallied as well. It was sobering but also refreshing to see such unity. Of course, this is nothing new for Peach County. There has been too much tragedy and loss of lives this year.
We need time to heal and I’m praying there is no other tragedy the rest of this year.
We also need rain badly. I have been praying for it as well but it is all in God’s timing. He’s in control, we’re not.
Personally, I’ve been having a hard time trying to wrap my head around all that has happened in the last few weeks. Law enforcement officers do not get paid enough to place their lives on the line every day but they do because of dedication to the job. I’m ashamed that I have voiced dissatisfaction with not being paid enough for the hours, etc. a time or two. We need to just count our blessings and quit complaining.
The Christmas season is upon us and I am further behind than any previous year I remember. Thanksgiving is next week and I am having a hard time gearing up for it.
The stress of late has thrown my thyroid in a tailspin and I am struggling trying to find a new doctor to address it who won’t try to force me into taking prescribed medicines which make me feel even worse. I was going to Atlanta to an alternative doctor but it’s not always possible to make that trek every couple of weeks.
Because I was feeling somewhat better for a while, I quit taking my thyroid supplements which now I see was a big mistake. Getting back on them will take weeks to see a difference but that’s what I have got to do. The cold weather sidelined me from walking every day and not getting as much sunshine tends to bring on some sadness.
Life goes on and we have to keep moving forward even after tragedy. It’s okay to stop for a little while to regroup and get ourselves together but we just can’t get stuck in that place.
Please continue to pray for our communities and our country. We can use your prayers at the newspaper as well. Blessings to you.©2016

VICTORIA SIMMONS is an author, columnist, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: vsimmons54@gmail.com

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About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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