Thought For The Day 12.18.10 – Wilmington Ohio, An Example of Hope

“It is often not until we have hit bottom or are faced with tragedy, want and despair that we find what we are made of, what really matters and our inner strength!”

Just two years ago the town of Wilmington Ohio was hit by a tsunami.  Wilmington was a hub for DHL.  Overnight after announcing that they were closing 7,500 jobs in a town of 12,000 were lost… just in time for Christmas.  And in that moment, the town faced a choice… to become Potterville or Bedford Falls. (If you don’t understand that reference, time to watch the Christmas Classic: It’s a Wonderful Life!)  Wilmington Ohio chose the latter.

The people of Wilmington Ohio banded together to support each other.  They had rotating dinners at each other’s homes… no one was going to let their neighbor go hungry!  They supported each other… they still do.  They became self-reliant and turned hopelessness into hope.  They took the homeless into their homes.  The redefined worthless and made it into worthy.  This town and their determination and love for one another is a beacon of hope and an example of what America needs to be if we are going to beat the odds!!!

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I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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One Response to Thought For The Day 12.18.10 – Wilmington Ohio, An Example of Hope

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