One need only look to the television, listen to the radio or converse with no more than three people to learn of some of the troubles that are everywhere.
From loss of loved ones, sickness and illness of those we know and love, to our struggles with problems and concerns with employment and the stress of everyday life; the choices to be made concerning elections, the direction of our country and the entire world as all seem to be unable to get along with each other.
I have no special personal insight, but I have tried to seek heavenly and earthly guidance for wisdom.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 teaches that, “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
Another thought, which also serves as a reminder to us all, is a quote that is usually attributed to Abraham Lincoln which reads, “We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
While I do not have answers to every question, please allow me to share a few thoughts about our county:
B eautiful scenery that is a place we call home.
R esources that allow a vast array of recreation and also industrious applications.
A bundant supply of a well-trained and educated workforce for any occupation.
D eeply held religious convictions and beliefs that enrich all of our lives
L asting heritage of those who have gone before us to make our lives better.
E fforts by everyone to help those in need and offer encouragement.
Y ou have the ability to make a difference today and always.
C aring about those who we meet each day.
O ffering to be available for those who may need help on any given day.
U sing what we have to help make life better for others.
N ever allowing the opportunity to help pass without trying to make a difference.
T ogether we can achieve more than just using the efforts of one.
Y es is an amazing word when applied with hard work on achieving success.
Another quote was penned by an unknown author. It reads, “To the world, you’re just one person, but to one person you can mean the world.”
May we all strive to continue to help each other each and every day.
And that, my friend, is the reason Bradley County has, is and forever will be Tennessee at its BEST!