Of course, we're all feeling some emotion about who won the election. But what makes me really proud of our country is the stories I'm reading about us- the people of America! There was a record number of voters, and so many first-timers. How wonderful that more people are finally engaging in what is a citizen's obligation and privilege. I hope everyone will keep right on caring and speaking up.
The voting lines were so long in some places. And I heard stories of people being friendly- sharing umbrellas in the rain, making coffee runs, directing strangers to free parking spots! I love it! It really makes me wish I had been there.
Like him or not, Barack Obama has inspired a lot of people to believe again in the future of this country. A lot of responsibility now rests on his shoulders. But I think that the real possibilities for the United States rest with each one of us. If we can all just share our umbrellas, think what might happen!