Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Yes, we can!

This is not only the hair-raising (in a good way) chant that ruled the U.S. and the world the night President Obama was elected, but it should be our daily motto. It is mine. 
Even in the best of times, even in the worst of times, we should always believe we can do something daunting. This is a post of clichés, since now I will say that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. Everything has been said, everything has been written, and all we can do is revive it in our own words and with our own interpretations and remind ourselves that it is true.
Faced by challenges I feel I should have foreseen a few years back I recently had the choice of continuing to do the same thing and expect different results (more clichés) which is a definition of insanity, or leaping into the unknown and hoping a safety net would appear.
I leapt, and nets did appear, from the most unusual people and places, and also from the tried and true ones.
When we are faced with tough choices and wonder whether we will survive the daunting but freeing ones ... we should think back to previous times when we have faced situations we never thought we would survive or overcome ... and there find proof that we can do it yet again. We can and we will if we dare.
Even in the worst of times ...
Yes, we can!