Monday, July 03, 2017


"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, 
with liberty and justice for all."

I know many do not feel the pledge of allegiance is for all...and so they will not recite it or stand.

But as I stood to pledge every day at school this year...
I thought of it this way.

I will pledge to seek liberty and justice for all.
I will pledge to desire that for all people.
I will pledge my heart to unity and liberty and justice for all.

It is a statement of intent to me.
It is my starting place.

I will not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
There is too much good.

Donna Elsie


  1. Oh my dear I love your heart.

  2. Beautiful words and sentiments. xo

  3. I stand next to you.

    Happy Fourth to my favorite Wisconsin girl!

  4. EXCELLENT! I want to think this way!

  5. Anonymous8:36 AM

    What a beautiful tribute to our servicemen and women for all they have made possible for all of us. And to you and your kind heart !!! Linda in Tn.

  6. Love and would like to share on FB. I'm still enjoying your beautiful Paris flower print!

  7. Cyndi K G10:01 AM

    That's a good way to look at the Pledge; I have struggled with it as a teacher this year, but I can live with your way of seeing it!

    It is good to see your regular blog posts again -- tho I completely understand why it was difficult to do them during the school year!


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