"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." ~ Arthur Ashe
So the Inauguration is over. The Oath has been said (twice)... Speeches were made, twitter was broken because of "The Bangs seen around the world". The First Children stole the show by being, well, normal...Jennifer Hudson sang "Let's Stay Together" and Alicia Keys sang the worst adaptation of a song ever in the form of "Obamas on Fire..." No, I'm serious... That song exists...
So in the Armchair quarterbacking of the Inauguration speech, many a pundit talked about what an Obama Second Term would entail, What The Administration is planning on and the "agendas" of each interest group.. you know.. Gays, Latinos/Hispanics, Seniors, young people, oh and as an after thought, Black Folks... Although an agenda is up and I have not been to one meeting....I would just like to point that out
We have heard about the folks in government or the "Big" organizations talk about what they are going to do. Their list is huge and, for the most part, recycled. Did you know that The West Wing is on Netflix? Yeah I am totally addicted to that show, Like completely. I'm on Season 5. Its ridiculous really ... Anyway, every issue on the that show (Filmed from 1999-2006) from the Middle East to Internet Privacy to Gun Control, is on that show and people were fighting then in real life on the exact same things as now...
So I thought I would put a spin on things a little: What are YOU going to do during this Second Term?
What are you passionate about? What are you going to do to make to make things better? How will you encourage the people around you to create change?
No, I'm serious.. There is no radio show, "Commentator," or "Leader" that can do things any better than you can. Just Because they are what we have, they don't have to be ALL we have. There's you. The search for a leader stops at your address. You got this thing.
We all have gifts we can use to make things better. Just pick something, it doesn't have to be big, work towards getting it done. You can blog or Podcast like us. or even do community service by going to a library or a shelter. Anything you do to help will leave a mark and make where you are better... So What are you going to do? I'll go first:
- I will help people develop their voices through a variety of Media Outlets
- I will tell what I know in the areas of Autism and Education to underrepresented areas
- I will teach my child how to be a benefit to our community
See, Simple... Now what's your #2ndTermActionPlan?