It’s Time For The Country to Come Together #Election2012

A house divided cannot stand

As Abraham Lincoln said, A house divided cannot stand. The country is divided. Just like during the civil war, families are divided. The one thing that is different about this country is that we don’t take to the streets. Governments transition peacefully. My hope and prayers are for this country to come together to solve the significant problems that it faces.

I’m reminded of a cartoon that I saw once. You see there were 4 guys in a boat. The boat was sinking. Two guys on one end were bailing water. The two guys on the other end had their feet propped up and the caption read, “I’m sure glad that the leak is not in our side of the boat”. When you’re in the same boat, it doesn’t matter which side of the boat has a leak in it. You get busy bailing water or patching the boat or putting your life jacket on.

My hope is that everyone will find something to do to make this country great again.

‘If everybody cleaned their doorstep, the whole world would be clean’

As Mother Theresa said, “If everybody cleaned their doorstep, the whole world would be clean”.

I must say that it’s not easy to encourage others to come together. In fact, expect that some from your team will accuse you of switching sides. Refuse to drink from the cup of bitterness and hatred. It is impossible to accomplish justice through injustice.

As Einstein said, “The significant problems that we face, cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that we were at when we created them”.

Are you willing to help me to heal the wounds and encourage the country to break through the red states and the blue states. We are the United States.

About Dale Perryman

Conduct workshops and seminars on leadership, management, and employee development. Founder of Center for Organizational Learning. Co-founder and creator of MyMeetingPro, a suite of apps for iPhone and iPad that create simply effective meetings. Specialties include leading change, meeting facilitation, developing R&D leadership, merger integration, and social media marketing. Enjoy playing poker and stock investing in spare time.
  • I’ve watched this election from the cape of South Africa…and maybe it is me but this campaign has been a disappointment to say the least…most of all, is the stagnating division…

  • Being Canadian I didn’t watch much of the coverage throughout the election, but I did catch a little last night and I am with you Dale. I hope that you can all find a way to heal and come together again.