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Create/Preserve ~ 2013-0630

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“America was capable of creating King but not capable of preserving him.”

Today is a  lazy Sunday as the rain comes down in Crystal City.  I am  working on formatting our current Cousin Book and watching recorded Super Soul Sunday episodes. The quote above was stated by Vietnamese Monk,  Thich Nhat Hanh, upon hearing about the assassination of his friend,  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This was such a powerful statement that it stopped my movements as I thought about the truth of it. Our country is so great at creating wonderful, masterful people. However, we are not good at keeping them and honoring the gifts they have for us.  Why?  Why do we create these masterful leaders only to devour them? I do not have the answer. Do you?

 

 

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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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