"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

God Bless America

Congratulations, America, you made history today. At 12:05 p.m. Eastern (that’s 11:05 a.m. to me), you elected a new President. Your 44th President. Today, a biracial man from Hawaii with a wife and two lovely daughters spoke his first words as President of the United States, completing a peaceful transfer of power from the man who held the office before him. And to any that argue that the United States is not the greatest country on Earth, I advise them to take a look at today’s festivities. No matter the politics, no matter the divisive words, speeches and ads of an election season, our country ushered in new leadership with dignity and harmony.

The embattled (now former) President Bush embraced the man that will next sit in the office and at the very desk in which he was forced to make more difficult decisions than we will ever comprehend. Though many disagree with the conclusions the ultimately reached, no one can deny that he loves his country, a country in which President Obama’s very success story was cultivated. The President’s address today was one of change and hope and looking ahead. He spoke to a country in crisis, weary and desperately seeking stability and guidance, and the world listened. Folks, our new President has an inconceivable weight on his shoulders now, and we should pray every day that he seek God’s wisdom and His will for our country. Godspeed, President Obama.

My personal fave quote of the Inauguration: “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silence of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”

(photos from FoxNews.com and CNN.com)

On a much lighter note, I have a Weight Watchers-friendly Delicious Dish today, perfect for those looking to keep their New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. Thanks, Amy Eddleman!

Blueberry “Cobbler”

1 box yellow cake mix
2 bags frozen blueberries (or any frozen fruit you choose)
1 can of Sprite Zero

Empty both bags of frozen fruit into a casserole dish. Pour the bag of yellow cake mix on top of the fruit. Pour the can of Diet Sprite over the cake mix. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes uncovered and another 40 minutes covered. Serve warm with fat free Cool Whip. 2 points per serving!


LT (and Max) said...

1. you should write for a newspaper or magazine.
2. i LOOOOOOVE that cobbler. In fact, i should make it soon.
3. i'm glad you're my friend.

Katy Agnew said...

This is such a great post, MSKS!! You should contact my editor about some freelance stuff... :)

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