William Ross Wallace once wrote, “the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world”. This past weekend was Mother’s day, the day where we celebrate the loving, tender hands that forever rock the cradle of all generations. It is important to remember that you are what your parents lead you to be. The knowledge you obtain, the characteristics you have, the standards you uphold, these all come from the seeds your parents place into you, especially your mothers. They are the first hands you hold, the first heartbeat you hear. The relationship of a mother to child can never be duplicated. Because of the influence a parent can have on their child, it is key to remember what we want to instill in our children. We must place the principles of liberty in our youth at a young age so it is engrained in their subconscious. Mothers are our first teachers and that is why they can rule the world. They send you on your life’s path in whatever direction they choose. So in order for us to prosper as a people, rich in the luxury of liberty, we must become the best mothers, and fathers, that we can be. Only once we start from the bottom up can we truly restore our country to where it should be.
Thank you mothers everywhere,
Appreciate, a word meaning to recognize the full worth of. I feel like there many things that happen on a daily basis we do not appreciate like we should. The small acts of kindness those around us preform, the little things that just work out to make a situation better, and the good parts of your day, all seem to go unappreciated or often unnoticed. We don’t notice their full worth. But why is it so important to appreciate something? Why does it even matter? Voltaire explains, “appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” If we choose to overlook the small things that make our day go better, we don’t notice them and cannot allow them to bring the full amount of joy into our lives as they could have. For example, if you are having a bad day and someone smiles at you as they pass you in the hall; that is something so easy to overlook, but if you appreciate it, it can make your day so much better than how it was before, simply because you noticed and valued that small act of kindness. Not only this, but we even overlook big things that deserve to be appreciated. The sacrifices people made in the past for our freedom, the sacrifices people make today, and those who are constantly there for us, teaching us and bringing us closer to virtue and liberty. As we go throughout our day and try to bring ourselves to notice the things that often go unnoticed, we will become happier and more virtuous.
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” Abigail Adams
I have been thinking a lot about how everyone is being taught today. Unlike when the Founding Fathers were taught, we aren’t taught how to think, but what to think. The thing is, as Abigail Adams explained in the above quote, we cannot simply sit in a classroom listening to lectures and expect to actually gain knowledge from that. Even if you feel like you know enough to pass the next test, that doesn’t mean you’ve actually gained that knowledge. We have to work for it, study, and desire to have that knowledge. We cannot be told what to think and expect that to be enough. We are scared to learn of the principles of liberty and tyranny because we have been told to think differently; however, if we learn how to think instead of what to think, and we study out these principles, it will not be hard to see how important and true they are. I urge you to think outside of just what you’ve been told, and open up your mind to new knowledge. Work for it, desire it, and diligently strive for it.
I would also like to thank all of those who have already opened up their minds to these new principles and ideas. These past couple of days, America Restored has reached over three thousand views! We have grown tremendously these past couple of days and we are so grateful for it. More and more people are reading, and returning week after week to read what we have written, meaning these principles are being read, understood, and received and we can’t thank you enough for that. We hope to continue to be able to teach others and grow.