A Creed For the Texas Czechs

9 2003 Naši ve světě česky
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The letter from Daryl

I believe in the future of the Texas Czechs, with faith born not of words, but of deeds -- achievements won by present and past generations of Texas Czechs, in the promise of better days through better ways. Even as the better things we enjoy now have come to us from the struggles of former years.

I believe that to carry on the traditions, language, and stories for our culture is pleasant as well as challenging, for I know the joys and have faced the barriers and resistance and still hold an inborn fondness for our ethnic identity which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.

I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to retain and promote the keystones of our cultural identity and to incorporate the customs, concepts, and language into my lifestyle thereby preserving and carrying it forward for future generations.

I believe in less complacency and acceptance in the decline of our unique culture and in more power through action and in the life abundant and a positive outlook to make it so -- for others as well as myself, in less reliance on someone else and more support for others when needed; and in being happy myself and in acting proactively for those whose happiness depends on me.

I believe that the Texas Czechs can and will stand true to the best traditions of our cultural life and that I can exert and influence on my home and community, which, for my part, will stand solid in that in spiring task.

Inspired and based on the FFA
Creed by E. M. Tiffany.
Daryl Halencak, Texas

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