Create a Vision for Where You Live
I live in Stokes County, NC. I want it to be the best place on Earth to live. But right now we have the highest suicide rate in North Carolina. We have a weak economy. We have a crime problem. We have a drug problem. There are people who don’t have healthy food to eat. Some go hungry. We have high unemployment – like most counties today. In short, my county is like most others in America. How can we turn this around? How can we help change the bleak statistics where we live? I have an idea.
It begins with vision. A few months ago I presented a proposal to our county commissioners to make Stokes County the Happiest, Healthiest, “Greenest” county in the nation. I believe we are meant to be happy. Our forefathers enshrined the pursuit of happiness as a basic goal of this nation, but how do we achieve it? I believe we start with a vision of what we want, just like our nation’s founders did.