"I never thought I’d live to see the day……"
My grandmother’s favorite phrase was always accompanied by a huge sigh that rattled her slight frame, usually over something that disappointed her greatly. Usually over one of us. To me, it epitomized what "old" was about. It was continually being disappointed in life. It was cynicism, and the lack of a sense of wonder. I could elaborate on the dangers of "thinking old", but will save that for a future blog – its too important to gloss over.
I’m echoing Grandma’s one line credo myself these last few days, not sighing but weeping – tears of joy. Regardless of your political persuasion, whether you’re a Boomer, Gen – Xer or Millennial, it’s difficult not to be moved by this history making election. Yes, I worked my arse off on Obama’s campaign helping to turn Nevada not just blue but indigo. (oops, my arse is still there – how’d that happen? Oh yeah, menopause.) Door to door, person to person, American to American.
How did we get here? A single perfect word: HOPE. Hope ignites, hope inspires, hope infuses us with the energy to do the hard work ahead of us. It’s time to shed old labels: Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, and just remember that we are all citizens – of America and of the world. President – elect Obama will challenge us to sacrifice and contribute, to truly manifest government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Hope will provide the fuel and we’ll provide the labor.
I never thought I’d live to see the day – and I’m so grateful that I did!
When in the last 44 years or more have so many people come together because they were so inspired by one individual. The next 4 years (and more) certainly won't be easy for anyone, much less President Elect Obama. Yet, it seems as though we have already had one miracle and I "Hope" there are more to come.
HOPE… My favorite subject! I have a notebook full of quotes specifically dedicated to "hope" that I've kept since I was 15. November 4th, 2008 restored a whole new sense of it for me 🙂 Thanks for all your hard work in support of Obama!
What can be said that was already so eloquently said by Lynette already. We will see a bright and secure furure for Americans, thanks to the landslide election. A historic and momentous chapter for us all.Needless , to say i`m still on cloud 9! How great and inspiring it was and is. The best is yet to come!
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