We used to be the can-do nation. Now, at least at the national level, we seem to be the can’t-do nation. We can’t do universal health care. We can’t do gun control. We can’t do infrastructure improvements.
But when you look right under your feet at the place where you live, the can-do spirit is alive and well.
There’s the father who built a two-winged chair so he could read to his triplets.
There’s the church that sponsored a portable shower system for the homeless.
There’s the artist that built a replica of the Parthenon out of banned books. Right where a book burning took place.
These are the efforts we need to celebrate. Let’s recognize the can-do spirits among us!