Watching Oprah's special show today from the Kennedy Center. Goosebumps.
Talked with Kippy today in France, who is staying at the apartment in Paris to immerse herself in the moment. French people and American Expat's are happy, hopeful, and anticipatory. Excitement in the air...in Kippy's words 'I just can’t watch for more than 2 minutes without tearing up. It is really touching me down deep, I think for all Americans as well. It is like we graduated or something.'
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were first up. She directed a video of their friends where everyone states on camera what they are willing to do to help President-elect Obama make change. One of the statements that REALLY made an impact on me was 'to become an AMERICAN, not an African-American'.
Turn out the lights, be a better mentor to my sister, plant 500 trees...from the simple to the awesome...and there was just a snippet of the video shown. The entire video will be on Oprah's site...with space for everyone to make their own pledge.
I propose that our blogging, artist community do our pledges here, and now!
Vicki Louise Neil Ross pledges to only participate in positive comments about the challenges we now face. I will not tolerate negativity and will stand and confront it. If we all put good thoughts out into the universe, the collective power will be astounding. I will foster more aversion to toilet talk about our politicians, our country, our situation. I will be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Take my challenge!