I was so excited this morning. I got to work and immediately went to the CNN site to bring up the live feed of the Inauguration activities, then I started to work. More often than not I would find myself glued to the little live feed that I kept open in the bottom corner of my monitor. Suddenly I would realize that I was watching and not working, and I would get back to work...until the next time I caught myself. I felt a little guilty, but I couldn't keep my mind on work.
The guilt quickly disappeared when our tech department put out an e-mail giving us 6 different options of live feeds to watch!
When the actual Inauguration started I headed into my boss's office and a group of us sat and watched the entire thing on t.v. I was really glad that I was able to see it.
Even though I totally understand the significance of President Obama being the first black President and I think it's wonderful....but I really don't care what color my President's skin is. What I do care about is that we have a President that people seem to gravitate toward. They listen to him and have such hope in this man. I loved seeing our country come together...united as one today. I hope it lasts. I truly believe President Obama will represent all people, and right now I think that is what we need.
When I vote, I don't vote for a "party", I vote for a person. I think many people did the same thing this election. It doesn't even matter who you voted for anymore...what matters is that this man is the new leader of this country and we need to support him. I am hopeful that what I saw in this man during the entire process is what I will continue to see for years to come. A confident man that will not tolerate people whining, a man that is not afraid to tell people to get up off their rears and do something for someone else, help one another. Government can't fix everything that is wrong with our country and our economy. There is no magic wand. Each of us needs to look within and then reach out to those in need...and there are a lot of people in need right now.
I have decided to take his advice. I will start looking for somewhere that I can give of myself for the good of others. When I make my decision, I'll share it with you.
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