“Worries go down better with soup than without,” it has been written. If you are worried about your life right now—especially during this Christmas season when your pain is heightened by the celebrations that abound, I want you to know that there is soup to fill you up. Soup may mean working out the mortgage payment, extending credit, expanding beds for the mentally ill, getting money to hire home health caregivers for those who’d over wise go to the rest home, getting a job or saving the small business.
Soup can mean a lot of different things, based on where you are in life. What soup is not are empty promises by politicians that if you elect them to office they will solve all your problems and will make your wildest dreams come true.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards, “wrote theologian Soren Kierkegaard. Relief will come mostly from your ingenuity, but you hope that people like me—a guy trying to get into public office-- or those already in office—wont’ make matters worse.
So, be diligent. And if you are doing OK, be grateful and share your bounty with those who have less. Please take any bitter-sweet feelings you may have about Christmas and the New Year, and say that no matter how desolate you feel about the future, that you will hang on and trust that there are people, both in government and without, who are working to make new opportunities for one and all.
My Christmas wish is to be the type of public servant that you feel will be there for you, will care about you, and will work for you. After all, if I am a public servant worthy of the name, then the citizen is the boss, not the other way around.
Have a blessed Christmas, one and all.
Wishing you all my Best,
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