January 22, 2009

A few special words

A few words struck me from President Obama's inaugural speech:
Humbled
Grateful
Trust
Mindful
Ideals
True
Hope
Unity of Purpose
Enduring spirit
Choose
Carry forward
Nobel idea
Action, Bold, Swift
Purpose, Courage
Move forward
Strength
Principles
Change, change, change
Challenges
New
Values
Honesty
Courage
Fair play
Hope and virtue

Our inner conversations create a picture of who we are. The words we use to talk about ourselves, our past, our future, are important defining factors as we create our reality.

I like these words above. They are words that inspire and create a vision of something I would like to be as an American.

Actually they brought tears to my eyes as I listened the other evening, along with another 500 people at a gathering organized by the Democtrats Abroad. Some of us were a bit embarassed at how emotional we had become, but it has been a long hard eight years to be an American abroad.

a domani and a new beginning,
E

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Larc, of course you like these words, for you have been using them yourself for so long now they have become a precious part of you.

They so well express the spirit we of my generation were raised on back in the fifties. Then came the sixties! A welcome relief to be sure in many ways, but not in the language. Listening to President Obama's speech midst unabashed tears in the protective privacy of my home, it was wonderful to notice that I still recognize such expressions after recent decades.

yours most humbly and gratefully....

gillian said...

a brand new day!

i am printing out this list!