I'm still reflecting on the significance to our country for electing President Barack Obama. I am full of hope for the future. And, as I think about history, I realize there are people living who, in their life times, have not been able to vote because of their skin color. I am humbled by that thought. I look forward to the day when we elect a person based on her/his character and capabilities, and neither ethnicity nor gender has a bearing.
There is so much to respect about our President, but what I love most is his ability to reach out beyond party lines. I think he calls for people to be their best, regardless of ideology. We all want our nation to be stable and strong. I hope that we can learn to work together to get there.
I am also energized by President Obama's charge to us to be of service to our country. I am thinking of what I can do in my community to meet this challenge. I hope you will do the same.
Two of my friends (and their families) were in DC for the inauguration. I can't wait to hear their stories!
To a new way of being in this country....