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History 2009
by Cyrus Webb

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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On Tues. January 20, 2009 I woke up with a new revelation...

History 2009

I woke up this morning with history on my mind.

Though itís only January 20, 2009 this year has already proven to be like no other.

The country in which I live fulfilled another aspect of its greatness today with the swearing in of its 44th President, our first black President.

But there is more.

It comes only one day after the nation celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

and the message of his life along with his famous dream.

Thatís part of why I woke up this morning with history on my mind.

The election of President Barack Obama to the White House is just another facet of the dream held by not just Dr. King but so many

others who believed in this countryís ability to learn, to lead and to love.

But there is still much more to do.

Dreams come true when you not only believe but work in harmony with those beliefs.

Itís fine to put hope in otherís ability, but that hope must be planted in the work that otherís see that we are willing to do ourselves.

There has been much talk of change, and that change can come if we are willing to rearrange the way we live our lives

so that it is seen in not just one man but us as one nation.

Real change will lead us to treat our fellow man in a way that shows we believe that no life is greater than another

ówe will treat each other as sisters and brothers.

Real change will inspire us to seek ways we can encourage others to be their best instead of standing by and

letting our fellow citizens in the world fail like the rest.

If we want real change we wonít accept just anything. Just getting by will not do. Not now. Not anymore. Not for anyone.

History is on my mind because we are all part of it, creating it, learning from it and living it.

Though not all our history has been the best of us, I know that what we leave behind beginning with this day will outlive the rest of us.

Others will look back on this day and marvel at the hope created

and through our actions we will be able to say that we appreciate our part in history.

We welcome it, because in the chapters we will add there will be pride that we are now being the people we want others to think we are.

And our best is yet to come.



© 2009 C. A. Webb

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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/23/2009
A well written write indeed! I enjoyed this very much, so many today want to point a finger at one individual or one group, or one minority! The recession of today has been created by overindulgence of many across the nation. One person cannot change the state of our economy or the many other problems that face our nation and each of us as individual citizens, we must all pull together and support each other and get behind our leaders! Well done!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Chijike Ndukwu 1/22/2009
History is indeed made. Both by Americans and Obama. God bless America.
You got is all right here.
cheers,
chijike
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 1/21/2009
This is a well written piece.I enjoy reading it.I would like to quote Yankee Player Lou Gerig "We as Americans and all walks of life are the luckiest people on the face of this earth" and we are lucky to experience and witness history right before our eyes.On Monday,CNN played the entire "I Have A Dream" speech and it gave me goosebumps and chills.To have the inaguaration the day after MLK's day is more sweeter than anything else in this world.I feel proud as an African-American,but most importantly as an American.Seeing people at the mall yesterday was like seeing all different flavors of ice cream in a big bowl of the human American spirit that is delicious to the hearts and minds.Everyone was on a big spoon of togetherness at its finest.Every American especially people watching it overseas and in other countries around the world was truly bless to see this day.If I have children,I am going to tell my children that I was there when Obama was inaguarated as the first African-American President and they will tell their grandchildren as well.take care of yourself
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