today is the day

For some, today is the beginning of a new day in America.  For others, it’s the end of an era.  For most, today will be a day like most others.  We’ll go to work.  We’ll get the kids on the bus.  We’ll get home and make dinner, or grab a couple drinks out with friends, or pick up the kids from Gramma and Grampa’s house.  We’ll watch the news, some cartoons maybe, a crime or medical drama probably, or SportsCenter even.  We’ll go to bed early or too late or right when we usually do, with thoughts of another day and what it will bring.  Sure, we’ll see Barack Obama on the news and all over the TV and in the paper.  And for all of the pundits and dreamers and everyone else that’s been following this election and it’s aftermath and making it headline news every single day, there are going to be a huge chunk of people that are going to pass this day by as nothing more than “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” 


No matter which side you’re on or which man you voted for, today is a day of change.  We’re changing the occupant of the White House.  We’re changing our President.  We’re changing his party.  His skin color will change.  His politics, his outlook on so many things will be very different from the last President.  There’s no way that all that can happen and yet we all go on exactly as we did before. 

Some of us will think it’s worse, some will think it’s better.  Some will claim there’s no difference between George and Barack, while others will be expecting Day One to change their lives immediately.  No matter your outlook, affiliation, expectations, or hopes, this is fact – your world is going to change.  Slowly – too slowly for some, far too fast for others.  But as sure as the sun will come up tomorrow, there will be change.  Here’s hoping it’s for the better.


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