United We Stand, Divided We Fall

In lieu of all that is around us now, I thought I would chat about this highly divided topic. You know the old saying, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”. It has been used in songs, speeches, articles but where did it come from?

My thoughts, it came from biblical times, possibly this verse from Matthew 12:25

25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

Think about that for a moment, whether you are a Christian or not…

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That scripture or the United We Stand saying can relate to more than it implies. How about a home where husband and wife fight all the time, cannot ever agree, will not budge on their opinion. They think they are both correct and will not bend. No bending, no flexiblity…nothing…period! Think if a tree, it is flexible, bends with the wind but when stiff, old, damaged – it will break. BREAK and not ever stand again, gone forever. A marriage that has no bending, no flexiblity will break, be divided and eventually be gone. But if each person will just give a tiny bit, listen without judging, try even though it may be wrong in their eyes, be kind to one another….maybe , just maybe that tree will strengthen, be nourished and grow and stand tall. Like the mighty oak.

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Our country is like a bad marriage right this moment. Judging occurred waaaayyyy before our new President took office. Because he was not the norm, different, strong, wasn’t gonna take any crap, crass and not refined in his speeches. BUT WHY do we have to be refined, perfect, with fake smiles, make promises to make others happy? Is that what people want? Maybe they do! People say things they do not mean later. EVERYONE does! No one person is perfect and without fault. Also think about this…people who boast about crazy, eye popping, shock and awe type content usually are seeking recognition. Think about high school, there was always that one guy or two that would say “hey guess what I did with Mary or Susie last night”, really they did nothing, nothing..maybe a kiss, maybe nothing at all but they NEEDED affirmation or a “thatta boy” high five.

ACTIONS speak LOUDER than words. I know I am going all cliche here but trying to make sense of all of this division and un-unity.

I am not proud of my fellow women that marched for many reasons I do not quite understand but yes some women truly marched peacefully, respectfully, for rights that I do believe in, not extremists just normal rights we all stand united on. Yes we need more compassion for others that are different, more education for children with disabilities and not take rights away already in place. But let’s face it, no one is going to take women’s rights away from them. Rules may change I am sure but we are not going back into the dark ages, it just won’t happen. I will admit, I am on the fence on the main issue with women, NOT THE PINK P*** HAT CRAP, but with the abortion law. YES I do think in the case of rape, abuse, danger to the mother, a young teen who acted stupidly and without care and thought to what might happen, should have that option very very early on in pregnancy. ONE TIME! I hear too often of teens, twenty -somethings having multiple abortions, what? WHAT? Multiple!! That is murder with intent, disregard for control, for responsibility or for their body. Don’t hate me. I don’t care if I get flack for this, seriously, I am my own person with my own opinion but still…I stand united with all of my people, my country, my America, my freedom, the laws -to be followed not be abused or defied.

Rules are made to be broken but laws are not. Without law and order we have chaos, chaos leads to mobs that may become angry protestors, possibly then riots break out, people break into stores, businesses, steal and destroy things( never could understand that everytime there is a riot, folks are running down the street with tv ‘s or other electronics??!). Riots lead to divisions and hate and unlike that broken marriage that may just end, could fester and become a war…a war between ourselves. We do not need another civil war in our country. We need Unity, We need Community and remember UNITY is in COMMUNITY. 🙂

So my final thoughts on this subject? How about for one stinking day – we share peace, love, happiness, acceptance, patience, prayer, hugs, kisses, kindness, helpfulness, support, promise, hope, atta girls and smiles. Who is with me????

Let’s start today – you can share the last paragraph on sharing on your fb page or instagram, tag me on it if you wish. Let us start our own movement – sharing the love!!

Love to you my friends –

Anne-Marie

 

 

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