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Be the change you want to see

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This morning as I left Graham’s school, I caught a glimpse of this phrase “Be the Change you Want to See.”  It decorates the peace flags at Cowles Montessori - a Des Moines public school that I am fortunate has taken in Graham as their newest pupil.  And without question, the quote was spoken by Mahatma Gandhi - an influential leader of India and (according to Wikipedia) a lawyer.

This morning, Geoff and I watched Barack Obama’s last campaign rally on YouTube - it took place west of the state capitol in the East Village of Des Moines.  His speech last night, like so many I have watched, ignited emotions inside me that are triggered on two occasions.  

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Finals will just have to wait. God Bless America!


I am still awestruck at the jurassic accomplishment of the United States intelligence agencies, the men and women of our armed forces, the Navy Seals who carried out the attack and capture, and most of all our President, Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama.  Osama Bin Laden is dead. 

I woke up this morning, not anxious about finals like I have been the past two weeks.  Instead I bound out of bed, having had less than four hours of sleep, and embraced the day carpe diem-style.  The words of my country’s President echoing in my ears.  The President’s Speech.  It was perfect. 

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