I'm getting pretty excited about having Mr. Obama for president. I really do feel that I can be a part of making our nation one in which peace, compassion, justice, diversity, understanding, and lots of other good adjectives prevail. I haven't really felt this before in my lifetime. I have been hopeful but really being a part of the change has seemed like a distant thing to me... not something that I could really be a part of. I appreciate that our president-elect is asking for our help. It is uplifting.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I'm giving blood as part of the National Day of Service, Monday, January 19th, 2009. I really like the idea of everyone in our country coming together in service. Now really is a time to give if you can and there are lots of ways to do it... from simple to complex. There is a blood donation center that is a 5 minute walk from my house that I have been meaning to go to since I moved into my home 10 years ago. Silly, huh? I used to donate through the Blood Mobile when it came by the office but I haven't worked where one comes by for years. So this is the perfect reason to go do it... especially since it is something that I don't mind doing at all. I encourage you to think about what you can do too.