And the most important place we make a difference for America is within our own homes with our families.
We must nurture, teach, and fortify our kids, many of whom are immersed in indoctrination in their schools, their entertainment, and the world around them.
As events unfold, it appears inevitable that our children will have challenging times. They need us to prepare them to be happy and successful in tough times. As moms, we can help them become people of character, intellect, compassion, and competence.
Again, no work is more important than the work we do in our families. President Reagan taught, “The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedoms.”
Many of us want to help America in other ways too. For you, it may be in your child's school or on the city council. You might teach a Constitution class or help out at a homeless shelter. We each need to look in our hearts and decide what we really care about.
We can find inspiration and learn how to be effective leaders by studying the lives of others who have made a difference. Each year we pause to remember a great leader for equal rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although he was not a perfect man, he was a powerful leader when it came to correcting the awful injustices endured by his people.
How did Martin Luther King Jr. have such powerful influence? In his book, Start with Why, Simon Sinek asks and answers the question, "Why are some people more influential than others?" He looks at leaders like Martin Luther King, and shares what they did that made them effective.
In this TED video, Simon shares the essence of what he discovered.
People of Powerful Influence
- Lead with their heart.
- Know WHY they do what they do.
- Tell others what they believe and WHY they do what they do.
- Attract people who believe what they believe.
- Are driven by their cause, purpose, and belief.
(Picture Credit: Mayor Mia Love)