Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hope



I received this photo in an e-mail today with words which simply stated "November 5th".

For the first time in a long while I feel a great sense of hope for our country. This is a monumental day for America, a healing day. How lucky are we to have the right to choose between two candidates who both care so passionately for our country? I pray for peace, unity, tolerance, compassion and understanding for those in America and through out the world.

I have read wonderful messages to America from blogs all over the world. It is uplifting to see how closely we are all tied together.

6 comments:

bindu said...

Such a symbolic picture! I am glad to have closely followed this historic election, though I didn't have a vote! :)

Jude said...

I agree with Bindu, I've followed the whole thing as we watch Good Morning America every day.Brought a tear to my eye. I wish you all good luck.

Lynn said...

Yes, yes, yes....my sentiments exactly. It's it great? I am so elated about Obama becoming our next President!

EMBELLISHER said...

Its been a historical event - these elections - congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I guess we will see!
I think people give him more credit then he deserves, what was wrong with McCain? He dedicated all his life to this country!

Chris' Shady Grove said...

I don't usually reply here to comments but I thought that I should in this case. It is not my intension to use this blog to make political statements. I think highly of both candidates. I left my post a bit ambiguous on purpose. I guess I need to clarify. Take what you want from this. What lifts my heart up is that many people in our country elected a man based on his merit and beliefs, not color of his skin. That is a huge stepping off point from where the country was thrity years ago. Racial and religious prejudice is at the heart of so much of what is wrong in this world. Not more than a year ago I was in Texas. I passed a seventy year old afro-american man and said hello. He quickly averted his eyes and looked away. It never occured to me that he might be afraid to reply to me. I'm very sad that that intollerance still exists and I have hope that some day it will not. It is the dawning of a new day.