Get a load of this Inauguration Speech word cloud.
Excitement. Relief. Joy. Renewal*. Just some of the feelings in my heart as I choked back tears of happiness.
It's time for responsibility now. Are you ready to "...pick [yourself] up, dust [yourself] off..." and help to change the U.S.? There are so many ways, big and small, to do so: strive to live a greener life; volunteer at a literacy organization; raise money for MS research. At least, those are the ways I plan to respond to President Obama's call to "...seize gladly..." my responsibility to the world. I'm ready to help my nation to "...set aside childish things..." and to do so in my own life.
There are cynics everywhere who find it easier to naysay and point out what might be wrong in the world. I'm tired of pointing fingers, though, and to the cynics, I say, let's look at what can be right in the world. Instead of adding to the wrong, let's add to the right.
I'm energized by having a sense of direction from my new President, a direction in which I can believe. Do you feel a desire to respond to President Obama's challenge? How do you plan to do so?
*And dayum if he didn't look good today! And Michelle's dress! And the girls--coordinated, graceful, adorable!