My American Creed consists of patriotism, fellowship, and religion. We often get so caught up in these things that we forget why we are the way we are and why we live the way we live.
Living in Mississippi, examples of patriotism are everywhere, whether it be American flags waving in the back of a pickup truck, saying the Pledge of Allegiance at school, or singing the National Anthem at sporting events. We do this because we are blessed to be able to live in such a free country, and we want to respect that and those who fight for it.
Loyalty to family is also shown. If someone talks down upon someone else’s family, especially their mama, it’s not surprising if “hands get thrown”. Family is everything. They are the ones who have shaped who you are. No matter how far we are from them, physically or relationship wise, we will always remember where our “roots ran.”
Fellowship is shown when we all get together with family and/or friends to celebrate any event. Whether it be fall bonfires, Super Bowl parties, or even a baby’s first step, we celebrate. The baby took his/her first step...we might as well throw a little something on the grill. We believe in sharing positive vibes with those around us.
Lastly, you will see different types of religion. The South is known as the “Bible Belt.” Religious ceremonies and functions are very common in small towns, and churches are the heart of our communities.