Friday, November 7, 2008

Change: My Word of the Month

I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will. - Sam Cooke

Definitions for the word 'change' found on the Web:

- to make different in some particular: alter
- to give a different position, course, or direction to
- to make a shift from one to another : switch
- to undergo transformation, transition, or substitution

As a Canadian, voting in the American election wasn't an option for me, but when I got up Tuesday morning, I wished for the first time in my life that I'd been born an American. I would never speak those words to my mother, but I wished it. I knew in my heart that Tuesday evening was going to be a historical night and I wanted to take part. What I ended up doing was having dinner with my sister and some friends. We prepared a really nice BBQ meal, toasted with wine & beer, and talked politics.

When dinner was over, I drove home with just enough time to get inside, turn on the TV, and hear Barack Obama named the 44th president of the United States of America. Even though there was no doubt in my mind that he would win, it was still such a rush to hear his name announced. As I listened to him speak, I couldn’t stop thinking about what it all meant. There was history unfolding before my very eyes. There was hope being manifested. There was proof that people want change. There was the voice of the nation saying, “Yes, we can.”

Barack Obama is one man, but he has people all over the USA who believe in him & what they can do together. He also has many Canadians like me who believe just as strongly.

Let’s go change the world. – Barack Obama



  1. Hey, that's great. You know we gotta be doing something right when Canadian's think we're cool!

    Peace - Rene

  2. Although I do not vote for the American Elections, I do realize the importance of the USA's influence around the world. History has indeed occurred and I am happy that Mr Obama now has the chance to make a difference.

  3. I cried when Barack Obama became our next President. I know that everything will not happen during his Presidency but at least we are taking steps towards being a stronger nation.

  4. This election it has amazed me how much the world cares about who we have as president. I don't remember this ever happening in another election.

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  6. Change is coming and i feel good about all of it. Thanks for all the comments. I believe that people can make change and i have hope in all of us.


  7. I'm so sick of hearing about "change" - it became a vague buzzword in this election that everyone rallied around without understanding what it meant.

    That being said, I think the election of Obama marks an important milestone in American History and is a symbol of how far we've come in the last fifty years.

  8. Jeff

    Your right about the word change being over used. I hope that we get to see it put into action. Thanks for stopping by.


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  10. This is an exciting time in America. I think back to what Martin Luther King, Jr. started so many years ago - and the the work he started is beginning to come to fruition!


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