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21 Dec

“But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”Barack Obama

This was something that was sent to me from an Obama campain worker.  I don’t really need to add anything to this message.  Just wanted some people to think about this.

Some thoughts about what I have learned over the past 18 months:  I have learned that people are generally good and that most of us try to do the right thing most of the time.  I have learned that no matter how people label themselves…there are fundamental things we all agree on.  I have learned that if you do not talk to people, you will never, ever find good solutions to tough problems.

There are opportunities every day in every person’s life to choose hope over fear.  Even for those of you who are still waiting for President elect Obama to prove himself, you cannot deny the number of people he has inspired to action, how many people he has inspired to have the audacity of hope.  And it is true that we are who we have been waiting for.  It is my HOPE that we all take that inspiration and keep moving forward.  How far we have come in less than 50 years.  This isn’t all about Obama, he is the inspiration…it is about us and our dedication to moving forward and taking care of one another.  

With that in mind, I implore you to stay involved in your communities, meet your legislators, talk to people who have completely different views, drop some food off at the food shelf.  We have some tough times ahead but I know that if we all join hands, we will come out of this stronger than we were before.

It’s not he, them, they or you…  it is us and we.

Thank you everybody, and have happy and safe holidays.

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