It’s easy to look around the world and become discouraged.
We listen to the news and hear of conflicts and unrest;
We turn on the television and see a plethora of campaign ads, each telling us why we shouldn’t vote for the “other guy or gal.”
We work hard and often wonder if any of it makes any difference.
And then, in the midst of all of it, we see a sight that gives us hope.
It’s a common sight, but the fact that it is only makes it all the more wonderful.
It is that of a parent and a child.
And we watch the love that surrounds them
tender and pure, yet stronger than steel
the kind that makes your heart ache
And we realize that this love between moms and dads and children is nothing new; it has been around for as long as mankind itself…
and the thought gives us comfort.
For although civilizations have come and gone, and kingdoms have risen and fallen, the love between a parent and child has been and will continue to be as constant as the northern star.
So let the news try to discourage
Let politicians argue and bicker
Let us work hard and not grow weary
As long as there is Family, the future is bright.