Join Me

I freely admit that I’m still in the angry, chair-kicking frame of mind. I’m bereaved over what my country has chosen for itself. And my feelings toward many of my fellow Americans are vengenful and harsh.

But I aspire to the position of my friend James, who sent this this morning:

Today is a new beginning. It’s the day I commit myself to be more of an activist. To speak out, loudly, against injustice and unfairness. It’s the day I program the phone numbers of my Congressman and Senators into my cell phone. It’s the day I reach deeper into my pocket and into my heart and give more of my money and my time to support the things I care about most. It’s the day I re-read the Constitution so I know how to defend attacks against it. It’s the day I console those who will be most hurt by this President and Congress who are so less fortunate than me.

It’s the day I give thanks that I live in a country where free and open elections can be held and that the will of the people is accepted and affirmed with no unrest, no violence or uncertainty of government. It’s the day I look to the future and define what I want it to be for me and for those I care about. It’s the day I swear to move forward towards that future–a better one–by putting one foot in front of the other, bringing others with me, even if that means carrying those who cannot walk towards it alone.

It’s the day I promise to bring hope to the hopeless, to become a leader, not a follower, and to “be the change I want to see in the world.”

Join me.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. That’s da after tomorrow –
    Today – chairkicking
    Tomorrow Drunk
    Day After tomorrow – Hungover
    Then comes the weekend…
    Let’s make it Monday. Monday’s healthy rational response day

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  2. Australians have long suspected that American’s are mostly morons and knobs. Now have decisive evidence that at least 50% of them are.
    But if it’s any solace, a month ago we re-elected our Prime Minister that followed your President around as if he was on a leash.
    The world is being run by the kids you teased at school because everyone thought they were mildly retarded. I think I’m nervous.

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  3. Don’t you Aussies have mandatory voting? I’ve been trying to decide if I think we need that.
    Just a smidge over 30% of young people (defined as under 30) voted in the US. Our young liberals are complacent and lazy, it seems.

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