Time for a Change - Happy Inauguration Day!

by 12 January 20, 2009 0 Comments

This blog is not about politics, but given the fact that today is a unprecidented historical day in the life of our country, I have the urge to put my two cents in . . .

My New Year's Resolution is to try to make a positive change, no matter how small, every day.  Whether this means giving up the close parking space I was planning on sliding in, paying the toll for the car behind me or just smiling and saying "hi" or "good morning" to everyone I come in contact with for the day, I want to feel like I am making a difference. 

This new feel in the White House is one of ease and calm, one of comfort yet strength.  I was listening to the radio during the inaugural address today.  The report afterward said that, although there were over a million people present, there was a sense of peace and order.  Not one negative incident was reported. 

If the people of this country feel a smidgen of what I do, I thObamaink we, the people, are in for a turn around in the attitude and focus of the citizens of the United States.  A "United" States is finally on the horizon, which will only make us stronger as a union. 

Just think ~ if everyone did one small positive act a day ~ we would finally start spinning the wheel of "what is the world coming to?" in the opposite direction toward "what a great world we live in".

Quoting the words of Michael Jackson, "I'm starting with the man in the mirror.  I'm asking him to change his ways.  And no message could have been any clearer . . . if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.  . . You gotta get it right, while you got the time, cause when you close your heart, then you close your mind."

We can all live in a better place ~ if we all just put in a little effort , make a change, and smile! :)