Monday, January 19, 2009

There's a new world coming: Be the change



"There's a New World Coming
And it's just around the bend
There's a new world coming
This one's coming to an end

There's a new voice calling
You can hear it if you try
And it's growing stronger
With each day that passes by

There's a brand new morning
Rising clear and sweet and free
There's a new day dawning
That belongs to you and me

Yes a new world's coming
The one we've had visions of
Coming in peace, coming in joy, coming in love"

-Cass Elliot

There is a new world coming. A new world policy based in hope instead of fear. And just as previous generations were defined by activism, ours must now be defined by service. We must stand up together and BE the change we seek.

I pledge to stay informed. I pledge to spend my energy lifting people up instead of tearing them down. I pledge to reach out and volunteer my time to help hungry people in my community. I pledge to be healthy. I pledge to smile more. I pledge to only use reusable grocery bags. I pledge to show more gratitude for the many wonderful things and amazing people in my life. I pledge to BE the change.

We are all in this together. Good luck, Mr. President.

7 comments:

THE PHONES said...

Yay! What an amazing time to be alive. I envision generations from now during history classes children are going to hear all about what an amazing president we have :).

gabrielle said...

it is riveting how exciting this time is! i pledge with you too, jacob.

Hennifer said...

I too pledge with you Jacob. And I pledge to let my current pledges be brought to the forefront in the hopes they inspire others!

B Kinch said...

Whoo hoo! Go Obama and Jacob :)

Cheyenne said...

Wow. How exquisitely rare of you to exude such candor and sentiment. Very inspiring. Yes you can!

pksarna said...

Please make more posts so that work is more pleasurable for me.

I love Jacob's Blog.

Puja

THE PHONES said...

Jacob, I'm stalking you to say please post more - I love your wicked sense of humor!