First Love vs True Love

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Your first love…

Your first love hits you like a ton of bricks.

Your first love teaches you what it feels like to honestly, wholly love a person.

Your first love teaches you more about yourself.

Your first love opens your heart.

Your first love sweeps you off your feet.

Your first love shows you how to sacrifice.

Your first love escalates too quickly.

Your first love punches you in the face.

Your first love takes your breath away.

Your first love drives you insane.

Your first love allows tears to fall to the ground.

Your first love lets you go when you run.

Your first love often doesn’t reciprocate.

Your first love is temporary.

Your first love is usually not your true love.

Your true love…

Your true love completes you.

Your true love makes you laugh eternally.

Your true love shares in your joys.

Your true love pushes you to be and do your best.

Your true love inspires you.

Your true love wipes tears away.

Your true love is your best friend.

Your true love chases after you when you run.

Your true love sacrifices for you.

Your true love shares the same dreams as you.

Your true love stays.

Your true love loves you honestly and wholly.

Your true love is not perfect, but right.

Your true love does not fail in rough waters.

Your true love is forever.

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

When you read it, consider the tone, humility, and outlook of President Washington.

For those who believe the Founders supported a firm separation between church and state this document is a challenge.

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

New York, 3 October 1789

 

By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go: Washington