Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today's The Day

"..All across America something is stirring. What the nay-sayers don't understand is that this election has never been about me. It's been about you."

-Barack Obama, Democratic Nomination Acceptance Speech

Inauguration '09 has finally come. I'm grateful that our country can look past differences like race, color, ethnicity, where someone came from and how they were brought up in order to address more serious issues like financial security, equality, human rights, privacy, education, and a hope for a better America for future generations.

A journey begins with just one step, and Obama's inauguration today as the 44th President of this great land is a step in the right direction. Remember, as Gandhi said and Obama often quotes, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." The president can't do it himself, we must change ourselves in order to progress.

For those like me that have to work today and can't follow the inauguration on TV, check out coverage at either the New York Times or Washington Post or your favorite news website.

Today, I am truly proud to be an American.


  1. This is very well put! Sorry you had to work but I didn't! I'm layin' in my nice warm bed watchin' the aftermath of the inauguration! Haha! I'm so happy today! Yay! My president is BLACK!

  2. i love this. but i'm glad you got a chance to watch some of it. i can truly and honestly say that i never thought this day would come. but i'm so glad that i lived to see it.

  3. @ Hippo_Lee_toe - Grazie :) (Italian for Thank youuuu!)

    @ JsophisticatedJ - Way to make me jealous, I've been up since 6 ugggh.. I did sneak down to the cafeteria here to watch the speech tho

    @ JKisz - I'm glad that this day has come too. Obama isn't a savior by any means but honetly, he was the best fit for the job and he's an inspiration for all people of any color.