What a Beautiful Day

Today I am hopeful.

Today I am thankful.

Today I am proud.

Today I feel more than apathy, fear and dread.

I’ll admit that I was on the fence during this presidential election.  I was unsure.  Should I choose experience?  Should I choose change?  There was no clear cut choice for me.  I had reservations about both candidates.  I took a deep breath on election day when I cast my vote.  I made a decision.  I won’t tell you for whom I voted.  But I will tell you that today, Inauguration Day,  my heart is full.  It seems so clear that the right person was elected.

If my great-grandfather were alive today, he would not believe it.  For as much as I loved him, I did not like or share his views on civil rights and minorities.  Today I witnessed history!  Americans have their first African-America president.  How wonderful to see MLK’s vision realized.    Thank God it’s a new day.

For as optimistic as I feel, I have many nagging concerns.  I am concerned for our new President’s safety.  There are lunatics in this world, both foreign and domestic…  It scares me.   His plate is full.  The full weight of his responsibility will hit him in the morning when he receives his first security briefing.  I pray that he has the clarity and fortitude to make the tough decisions. He seems to be surrounding himself with people that will make him the best that he can be.  We have to break free from the thinking that got our nation into this mess.  I pray that Obama can lead us through a massive paradigm shift.

Today I really do feel more than apathy, fear and dread.  And that is so good.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Angela
    Jan 20, 2009 @ 15:51:45

    So beautifully written!


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