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2013 Presidential Inauguration

inaugI, like many Americans turned into the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. I must say that I was quite pleased with how it turned out. It was truly a historical day within this historical year. This year marks both the 150th  anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation of Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther’s King Jr.’s “I have a dream…” speech.

The President and the first family looked quite dapper  I absolutely loved Michelle’s new hairstyle, and I thought her dress fully embodied who she believes herself to be. President Barack Obama had a beautiful glow to go along with his well-fitted suit. Vice President Joe Biden also looked to be glowing, and extremely happy to be there. His wife also looked wonderful.

As the cameras scanned the crowd, I couldn’t help to feel joyed by what I witnessed. There were so many different types of people. One thing that I do believe is that the President is able to reach people from different backgrounds on a much broader level. Something that I don’t think Gov. Romney could have ever done. That is the kind of president the United States needs to have continuously, and I think this in part is why President Obama was elected in 2008, and again in 2012.

The Inauguration program was wonderful. The invocation was excellent, and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir was amazing! I was pleased when Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander referenced Alex Haley, the author of Roots, by quoting  the six words Haley lived by, “Find the Good and Praise It.” The President’s speech was great. I liked how he referenced our (American) history, while sharing his platform and what he plans to continue to do as our President. I can also appreciate that he spoke about how things need to change, but not without taking steps and people making a contribution to those changes. He also repeated “We the People”, and I think that was definitely noteworthy  In other words, I thought it was a great speech. Kelly Clarkson did an outstanding job, and Beyonce did a wonderful job, too. I actually had to listen to the poem twice. The first time I was a little lost, but after the second hearing, I can say that it was a well-written poem. It was very touching, and relatable. The benediction was great! I absolutely loved the fact that he prayed over ALL his children, and not just certain groups of people.

Overall, I’m happy that I had the opportunity watch the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. In the future, I’d recommend to those who haven’t watched one to do so. It’s a very important tradition in our country, and should be experienced whether in person or not.

Showing Love

Support: To aid the cause, policy, or interests of

I just have to say that it’s truly a blessing to have people outside of your family support you. Not everyone is fortunate to have people who genuinely care about and support the positive things you do. There are a ton of selfish people in this world and at times it seems that they are in the majority, which is truly unfortunate. Being supportive of others is both gratifying and rewarding.

I do understand there are people who are only concerned with themselves. At the end of the day, you can’t do everything by yourself. It’s actually more beneficial for you to support the people you “care” about. So, when you need people to back you up, they won’t drag their feet. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t think people should support others just so they’ll get the support back. People should do it because they genuinely care about seeing someone progress and grow in life.

I have to put this out there though. I don’t really understand when a “friend” or “acquaintance” choose not to support you, especially when it’s something that is really important.  Support comes in several forms and it’s not always monetary. It could be as simple as clicking “LIKE” on a fan page. I don’t understand when people disregard what you do and then ask you to support them in something they’ve decided to do. I don’t have an “eye for an eye” mentality, but I’d be a liar if I said the thought never runs through my head.  However, I will support the people I care about because I want them to succeed in all they choose to do.

With that said, I’d like to thank everyone who continues to show me support. It’s truly appreciated and I am humbled by it. For those who I support, know it’s because I care about you and don’t mind investing in the positive things you do.

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