I was going to call this post "The Post About Hope" but I didn't want "hope" to seem like veiled support of Obama/Biden. I try to only use my celebrity for frivolous endorsements. (Are there still undecideds out there?)
There are usually a handful of people who sit down after the last prayer of the Sunday night church service and simply chat. It is one of my favorite reasons to be a part of the body of Christ. We normally chat about the most random of topics. For example, last night included rodents, Saturday Night Live, lost keys, and Grand Theft Auto. (Sidebar: God still loves you if you skip church to pimp hurrs and buy an 8-ball, but your family in Christ will mock you for it).
One topic that could not be avoided was the election. At one point, the comment was made that Americans should not be so naive to think a Golden Era could be achieved as a result of this presidential vote. I agree that it won't come just because the administration changes. But I AM that wide-eyed girl who refuses to throw in the towel on hope. I believe our country is more than red vs. blue and attack ads and cable news pundits. I believe I am more than whining and soap boxes and heart on my sleeve. Mahatma Gandi said "Be the change you want to see in the world." That's the biggest choice I am making tomorrow. And no matter which amendment passes or candidate concedes - I will choose hope. I will stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. I will set God-sized goals for myself, for my community, for my country, and for my world. I will quit holding out, holding back, and turning away. I will choose hope.
How about a small endorsement? Reduced fat white cheddar Cheez-its. ("white" is not veiled support of McCain/Palin)