December 30, 2010
This article from the Lansing Bureau of the Free Press… We’ve got to think, act positive …. is an interview of our new Gov as of Saturday. Dawson states in the very beginning, “… it’s fair to say that most Michiganders care less about the words used to define the mission than they do about results.”
I love this!!!
My family has been a part Michigan at least since the mid 1850s (when the population of the state was only around 400,000). Some of us poor, some of us not. Some of us farmers, some of us line workers and some of us master tinkerers. When my father graduated from high school he joined the Air Force, and a few years into his 21 year stint, he visited back home and bought a 40 acre plot of land he knew he would bring his family home to when he retired at the ripe old age of 39. I was 16 when we moved back to Michigan and built the house (they still live in) as a family. Blah, blah, blah. My point is that we are deeply Michigan folk. We love Michigan the way most of us here do … deeply committed to staying and madly in love with the land. Since we know we are staying we will make the most of it.
My interpretation of what the Gov is saying is that although we’ve had the snot beat out of us … we need to get up, put a smile on our faces and truly feel the determination in our hearts to make Michigan. I read this and felt like I felt as a young girl listening to a sermon. Inspired, at peace and ready to go make shit happen.
If you want to be part of making shit happen, do it. If you want some help thinking about it, I’d be happy to be in that discussion with you.