It still doesn't feel real, and someone actually said to me in amazement earlier this week: "can you believe Bush is no longer our president???" We are all in disbelief and wonderment...and HOPE.
Sometimes a little HOPE will go a long, long way. It inspires. It encourages. It is an open doorway to success. It is the helping hand that you might need to have courage. It is ALIVE and in our country NOW---FINALLY. After eight years, well, to be fair, maybe just five years of people living in fear of what is happening around us. And most especially in the last two years, as those of us who were on top of things noticed that things were going downhill fast. It's like a bad dream is over-we have woken up. We have found some HOPE. We have a new president. He happens to be black, which is wondrous in itself, but more than that, he is inspiring HOPE amongst a broken nation.
The Debbie-Downers are not so hopeful and insist that he can not be as great as we want to believe he is...but that's the first step isn't it? Just having something to believe in?? I believe our nation is headed into a recession, which is scary...but I believe that we have someone smart and intuitive and honest and kind-hearted at the head of our country and that makes the impending recession much less scary than it was just 6 months ago. We have watched our economy slowly decline further and further. We have watched our government go against the foundation of Separation of Church and State when making laws. We have watched one of the Good Ole Boys have his turn at being the leader. Yes-we KNOW that President Obama will not wave a magic wand and make it all better in a short amount of time. It's not possible....because the last President and the government that supported him had a very long-lasting effect on our country and it will take a LONG time to climb out of that. But we have HOPE now.
And now it's time for That One. It's time for one of us. It's time for HOPE and belief and inspiration and a new way to look at things.
It is time for us to come together and do what is right.
And I welcome our new President with open arms and a realistic mind and a happy heart.