Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dreams can come true.....

Let me start this post by saying I am not an expert in political matters, I do not even know as much as I probably should as a parent and a citizen, but I do care about the future of the world we live in for my children and their children in the long, far away ! future. This is a simplistic, individuals view so please accept it as such.
This week from the other side of the world I watched what was happening in the USA elections. It was on our news and in our papers (not as much as I'm sure it was there!!). Now that I have some great blogging friends in that country and I had read some of their comments I was even more interested. I was interested in the fact it is voluntary to vote in this country - it is compulsory here and you are fined if in fact you do not cast a vote.
I was wanting Barack Obama to win and scared that it may all become pear shaped on election day and not happen. I had a few tears when he did for a few reasons. The most important - he has sent a message to our children, whatever your race, whatever the circumstances you are born into and live, You can do anything you want! Your dreams can come true! Lets hope they grab hold of that message with both hands and and make the most of every opportunity they are given and they live their dreams.

5 comments:

Owens Family Adventures said...

We are still flying high in my family and can't believe that it really happened. The hope for a better America is just...I don't even have words. My Son had tears in his eyes when Obama was named our President Elect. Just amazing times we live it!
Thanks for caring!!!
dawn

Tanya said...

I have heard that about voting being required in other countries. It is probably a good idea!

trashalou said...

People here in the UK can't believe that it is compulsory to vote at home either.

I'm blog-hopping my way through Chookyblue's SSCS list to see who else is playing.

The Calico Cat said...

I wish that voting was compusory here... That would really shake things up!

I do it so that I can complain. I know others who don't & try to complain - they know better than to start with me...

Jo Jo said...

what a beautiful post...I agree...it doesn't matter who, what or where everyone has dreams and they can come true! Jo xo