I was busy surviving life when Jimmy Carter was President, which is a reality for so many of us. I heard all the cute stories but for the most part I didn’t have time or energy to become too involved. As my life changed and I evolved, I realized however effective Mr Carter was as President, he was far and away the best former president ever.
We mocked his honest disclosures: “I have lusted in my heart…” knowing previous Presidents had gone much further but the press of that time was far more circumspect than those following. Even so, he was pilloried so many times.
It looks like he agrees his status as former president: JIMMY CARTER: BIOGRAPHY And though not all of his views matched mine I ended up impressed. Never moreso than when I read this:
“Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.”
Yes, Mr. President. Show people the way…lead us into a more intelligent future. We can only pray someone will follow.
And because I have this need to share music when I think it fits, or just something I like to hear:
And follow that with something to share on a spring day
I found so many renditions, including one with 10,000 (!) singers, but this is a favorite