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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Only Time Will Tell

When I woke up this morning a crazy thought came to mind, which then turned into several interesting questions. The name of the new President Elect of the United States, surprisingly, is billionaire businessman Donald Trump, a non-politician, who apparently doesn’t worry about being politically correct either. How did that happen and is it is going to be good for our country or is it going to be bad for our country?

Kind of reminds me of a story I read by Max Lucado. Once upon a time there was an old man who was considered the poorest man in the village. He had but one possession, a beautiful white stallion that he highly treasured. The people in the village kept telling him he should sell the horse and make some serious money, but he would not part with his beloved white horse. One day the horse ran away and the village people told the old man, “See, we told you to sell that horse and now he is gone. This is really bad for you.” But the old man disagreed saying, “I don’t know if it is bad or good, only time will tell.”

A week later the white Stallion returned to the stable with 12 wild horses following him. The townspeople cried, “You were right! This is a really good situation. Now you will be rich and happy!” But the old man disagreed saying, “I don’t know if it is good or bad, only time will tell.” Sure enough, a week later the old man’s only son fell while trying to tame one of the wild horses and broke both his legs. Once again the village people hollered at the old man, “See, this is a bad situation for you. Without your son to help there is no one to break in the wild horses.” But the old man disagreed saying, “I don’t know if it is bad or good, only time will tell.”

Shortly afterwards war broke out in the area and all the young men from the village were sent off to war. However, the old man’s son was disabled so he had to stay home. The elders of the village were distraught because they knew their sons would most likely die in the war, so they yelled at the old man one more time, “See, it is a good thing that your son broke his legs.” Once more the old man yelled back, “You people just don’t get it, do you… Only time will tell!”

Will Donald Trump turn out to be a good President or a bad President? Obviously, a lot of people voted for him and yet there are also a lot of people who didn’t vote for him who are now protesting his election. So I truly do not know what’s going to happen. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that things are rarely ever what they seem…and if I jump to a conclusion, I am usually wrong. Maybe this is a good time to stop, think and be patient and remember what a wise old man once said, “Only time will tell!”

I’ve worked very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs and built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot…and I’m not done.
~ Donald Trump

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