One of the many things that the Americans get right is their patriotism! I often see American homes with their flags proudly hanging outside their door or hear them speak highly of their country. It is a wonderful thing. Here in the UK I often see Brazilian flags, Polish flags and other flags from foreigners living here who are proud of the country they have come from. NEVER have I seen a British flag displayed in front of a British person's home and all I EVER hear from locals is their complaints about this country. COME ON PEOPLE! The country is made up of you and I. Let's start off with being proud to be British. Let's support local businesses. Let's find good things to say about our country. Let's back up and support our leaders who are doing their best to do what they think is right for this nation. It is usually those that do the least that say the most. Judge your own mouth and your own actions please. Until you are willing to step in 'their' shoes please say a lot less.
Yes I know, I have a South African accent!!! I am grateful to South Africa for raising me but I was born right here in the UK and now the UK is my home. I implore you, let us become proudly British. To kick start the process please join me in displaying this logo on your website, blog, Facebook page, etc.
Now let's start sharing and support local businesses and our government. In the posts to come we will be discussing what is good about our country and I would like to feature some of YOU. Please email me your Proudly British story with a good quality photo and I will feature you.
See you at our next Business, Ministry and Politics event!
*** NOTE: Being proudly British does not mean that we bash or bad mouth other nations. That defeats the purpose entirely. Being proudly British simply means that we point out the great things about our country - FULL STOP - not by comparison to other countries. As Christians we are called to love all no matter what their nationality. It's sad that I even have to say this but please keep the balance to all this, if we don't have anything good to say rather say nothing at all :)