Model Citizen.

With the end of the Olympics and the international feel of them, paired with a certain presidential hopeful’s recent sound bite about his being a Citizen of the World, I realized today that I am not so interested in being a citizen of the world.  I think instead that I really need to focus on being a better citizen of my house.

The thought struck me as I was reaching into the cabinet putting away dishes, and thinking about all the other things I had to do today.  I really wanted to read my book, swim a little, finish the laundry and drink too much coffee.  But someone needed to strip the beds, steam the grout, seal the grout, grocery shop, sort, clean, et cetera.  Some of my rooms could use a little renewed decor and paint.  We need to replace and repot some plants. Someone should do that.

I realized that I needed to be that someone.  And those are only the things I could do to be a better citizen of my house – I can also be a better citizen of my family.  I can probably keep my voice down at home, and feed the cats wet food on a more regular basis.  I should clean (or encourage the kids to clean) the mice cage more often.  And give them water.  Mice like water.  Kids like books.  I should read more with them.

So I am going to make a pot of coffee, get off this computer, and work on that. My quote for today:

“Citizenship is important, from within the four walls of your own home, to the world stage.  Whether it is cleaning syrup off the counter, or cleaning up after national and political disasters, we should all aspire to be better citizens.” 
J. Dairymple

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4 Responses to Model Citizen.

  1. Charley says:

    I liked that one very much! Thank.

  2. Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler, and through him found God once again. That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!

  3. When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

  4. prohorrors says:

    Will explode if the reactor in Japan?

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