Take pride in your nationality as part of this great, sovereign country. Your homeland is part of what defines your origins. Be prepared to defend her against attackers and naysayers. Our founding fathers believed in trade, immigration, religious freedom, fair taxation, education, the arts, security, and “the pursuit of happiness.” These ideals are part of our collective identity. Loving America and what she stands for is a way of loving yourself and appreciating where you’ve come from, regardless of your origin.
Act as an ambassador for your country
Consider how the nation’s diversity has contributed to the society we all enjoy. The melting pot of different ethnic communities, cultures, languages, and religions defines our national heritage. Differences are what enable our art forms, writings, small businesses, medical advances, and inventions. Cultural foods, festivals, parades, and celebrations make life more interesting. Embrace diversity and strive to promote a culture of inclusiveness wherever you are.
Be an active contributor to the economy
Put all your skills and talents to use toward the economic prosperity of your nation. Be a law-abiding citizen dedicated to helping others. Rather than harboring resentment, be proud that you can pay your fair share of taxes to provide the security net that raises others out of crippling poverty. Do what you can to promote a clean environment for subsequent generations.
Defend your nation
Military personnel are the ultimate patriots; they deserve our gratitude and utmost respect. When you see a member of the military, go out of your way to extend your thanks for their sacrifice. Pray for the safety of our troops overseas. You don’t need to be an active member of the armed forces to defend our nation. Citizens can protect our country by working in our hospitals, participating in local government, by defending our democracy, or working with charitable organizations within their communities for the welfare of others. Honor your nation and promote its goals wherever you are. Remember, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
1. How do I encourage more patriotism?
2. Am I positively and actively engaged in our democracy?
3. How can I promote American values in the work that I do?
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Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.