Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Pride and Happiness
Since I was little, my mom taught me to be proud of being Black. Though some will judge me by the color of my skin, that I shouldn't allow it to stop me from achieving my dreams. People question where Barack got his confidence from. I like to think when he was little boy perhaps his mother, though she was white, taught him to be proud of being Black too. That he could achieve anything he put his mind to.
Today, the world watched as America celebrates our first African American President. I am proud of this day and how far my country has come. I feel President Obama shows how faith in yourself can propel you lightyears ahead of what the world thinks you can do.
"Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage."- President Barack Obama.
Let this wonderful day move us forward as a people, as a nation and sisters and brothers of the world. Whatever your dream of your life, do it. Don't listen to the cynics or this can't be done people of the world. We need more people of courage, hope, determination, strength and love to step up. Your life may be the one to inspire hundreds, thousands or millions of people. You won't know that unless you live your life the way you are meant to do. Use the gifts bestowed upon you by your creator for the good of yourself, your family and your world.
Sweet dreams to you all.