Andrew Mills - Chief of Police - Santa Cruz

Graceful Winners: Reuniting America

Scroll down to content

The Secretaries of State still count votes in this hotly contested Presidential election. We don’t yet know who the next President will be.  Neighbors have pressed hard to change minds, debate policy, and lobby their fellow Americans to vote for the candidate who best promulgates their way of life.

The stakes are high, and tension is even higher. Immense stress seeps from us, yet you are still my neighbor, friend, colleague, and family member.  Around 50% of this nation will feel the depression of a significant loss.  A loss that diminishes ones advantage and support for deeply held political beliefs and personal dogma. It hurts.

Winning well takes grace and humility. The graceful ensure they replace walls with relationships. After the win, grace see’s the person next to you as a brother or sister, rather than a mortal opponent.  Grace understands we are Americans first and partisans second.

Grace uplifts fellow Americans and neighbors to build coalitions that improve our community. 

Losing also takes grace. Disappointment is hard to swallow. Grace means putting aside one’s dismay, lowering your defensive shield, and deferring to the will of the majority. Grace accepts the outcome of the game, the final score on the board when time shows zero. The graceful don’t give up on their beliefs or dogma; they gear up for the next contest.  

Link arms with me, your neighbor, and find grace together.  As a community, let’s rekindle relationships, as great Americans, and support the United States’ next President. Despite all of our flaws, America is truly the greatest nation on earth.  Grace and humility unify us, making us stronger as a nation.    

2 Replies to “Graceful Winners: Reuniting America”

  1. Thank you Andy for all that you do, and for your kind words! Question? We sent a card and check for $200.00 to honor your dad to help with the training of the Police Department! The check has not been cashed! Have you seen it, or we can put a stop on it! It has been awhile! Thinking of you and Kathy, and sending prayers for you both and your department! Hugs, Karen and Charles 🙏

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Like

Leave a Reply to charleskarenlw Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: