Saturday, January 24, 2009

Renewed… Unified… Inspired…


The universe has shifted. It’s a new day!

Wow. I am still basking in the glow that was this incredible week! I can still feel the vibrations. Is this even real? I wonder what my grandmother Ophelia would’ve thought about this momentous time in our country, with all of the Jim Crow laws and discrimination that she experienced. A house built by slaves, is now occupied by an African American for the very first time.

One of my favorite lines from President Obama’s address:

“ For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth…”

We’ve been through so much as a nation and a global community in the last eight years. It feels like a colossal weight has been lifted off of us all. The air feels lighter. No more disastrous Bush administration policies and actions weighing us down and creating deep divisions! No more eradication of our civil liberties and eroding of our credibility as a nation!

Our new President, Barack Obama (my fellow mixed race south paw) has bought us all back together again! We have the opportunity now for a collective breathing- and healing. We have been called into action to help solve this serious crisis that we now find ourselves in. This is a very frightening, yet exciting time. Out of despair and hopelessness, comes a renewed faith, hope and optimism. There is nothing now to hold us back. Anything is possible!

I think that we are on the cusp of limitless possibility and have a chance to reach greater heights. We now matter once again, individually, collectively, black, white, Christian, atheist, here and around the world. President Obama with his accomplishments, has inspired us all to want to be better people. And we all feel the need to be apart of something bigger, this movement that is bigger than ourselves. I know I am not the only one who now feels inspired to be more, better, greater…

Let’s all join together in truly caring for each other once again!

I pledge… to reach out more, to help those in need more, friend and stranger alike.

MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge

...And get some healing laughter courtesy of Mr. Letterman… it’s REALLY funny!

And then there's the Starbucks pledge...

Love, Peace and Happiness,