Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ushering in Change

Tonight I had the privilege of attending my girlfriend Carrie's Inaugural Ball at the Ivy hotel. On this day in history I must say that I found myself caught in the wave of excitement. It has been a hard four years for many of us, and definitely as a nation we have felt the decline in our spirits. With our loved ones in Iraq, and many people living in fear, I am grateful to see a spark of hope among the masses. It is reflected in the incredible turnout at President Obama's (a sigh of awe as I refer to him for the first time as my president) swearing in and the anticipation of many where there had been resignation due to the economic crisis.

No matter what your political beliefs I believe everyone can sign on for Obama's message of service and change. This nation is in desperate need of change. We need to change valuing things for valuing experiences. We need to change our separation for oneness. We need to change our ego for spirit. We need to change our taking for service. And more than anything we, as a country, as a community, as individuals need to be the change. I know we are ready for it because as a collective we ushered in change today.

And if it is change that we dream of then we must know that it WILL manifest. For not many years ago Martin Luther King Jr. said "I have a dream", and today his dream came true. So will ours, so will ours!

1 comment:

Erin said...

FINALLY you have posted more thoughts. I love reading...