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i pulled an all-nighter.

7 Nov 2012

i’m still in shock. i’m amazed. excited. overwhelmed. and so. very. thankful. oh yeah, and tired. hehe.

i’m thankful that this is the dawning of a new america, as some news sites are putting it. an america that chose yesterday community spirit over individualistic greed. an american that yearns to be a country, a nation of individuals working together, each using his or her own gifts to create an even better american, an even better world. not a nation build and run as a business. cutting of those who are not needed or not seen as equals.

and for me personally, hopefully, this is the dawning of a new era in my life, where my home country will begin to make a movement to recognize my marriage, to allow me to have the same rights i once had when i was married to a man.last night was monumental for minority groups (which are becoming the majority). today i excitedly celebrate the marriage equality victories in 4 states, the victories of women & lesbians who have been voted into government, and the defeat of the men who sought reelection under the premiss that rape can be “legitimate” or “god-intended”.

once again, i have hope. hope that we are on the road to equality for immigrants, for women, for LGBT people, for children, for african americans & hispanic americans, for the poor, for the homeless and jobless. i have hope, that, as obama has said, when we make our way out, or our way to the top, we don’t just keep on going, but that we reach back and grab the hand of someone who needs our support, and bring them along with us. that, i believe, is what it means to be a citizen of the united states of america. that in our beautiful, wonderful, colorful diversity, we still find that it is our humanity that unites us. that because of our humanity… within many, we are one.

pic from here.

thank you, fellow americans, for voting. no matter who you voted for, or what you believe, today is a day we can begin anew. we can reach across the aisle, across the street, into another neighborhood, or even another country, and grab the hand of another. we can agree to disagree, and still find respect for each other.

this, my friends, is the american way. the global way, to create a world of peace, diversity, and understanding.

and today, i have renewed hope and renewed faith, that we can be the change. we are moving forward.

one more thing… woo hooooooooo!!!!

peace & hope.

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  • Reply Carissa 7 Nov 2012 at 15:46

    I’ve never been this happy after an election before. What an exciting time to be an American!!

  • Reply Tracy 7 Nov 2012 at 15:50

    Woooooooooooooooooo-hooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    🙂

  • Reply lanie belluz 7 Nov 2012 at 15:52

    I’ve never been this relieved over an election result before…..thank you, Lord!

  • Reply megalagom 7 Nov 2012 at 16:00

    I loved waking up the my radio alarm clock and instead of hearing music or Swedish- it was Obama’s acceptance speech. I am so thrilled for all the people this has made life easier for, people who will be treated fairly and justly. I hope that both parties can work together to create that better tomorrow we all need and want.

  • Reply CarlyBeth's Blog 7 Nov 2012 at 16:06

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply nicolehandschin 7 Nov 2012 at 16:53

    Yay – so delighted and relieved for you – the US of A and the rest of the world. I do hope and pray that another four years will be enough to make a difference.

  • Reply Dace 7 Nov 2012 at 17:37

    man, that was a tough evening. Canadians had a channel dedicated to these elections. I could not stay sober as the numbers did not make me feel warm and fuzzy for a long long time. At the end, all was good that ended good.
    Thank God there is hope that things will get better. I can’t believe how many people actually voted for Romney. Maybe I am a fool but so many narrow-minded people live in the country that claims to be the land of the free. It is flat out scary…

  • Reply ashleypaige4 8 Nov 2012 at 00:21

    We DID IT! Here’s to a great 4 years!

  • Reply liz 8 Nov 2012 at 09:17

    too all you amazing chicks who commented here:

    THANK YOU!!

    and WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!

    now, it’s time to move FORWARD!

    xoxoxo

  • Reply Laura4NYC 9 Nov 2012 at 03:06

    yeah, you should have heard the screams here… Insane! By the way, what are you guys drinking there, beer?

  • Reply southernhon 9 Nov 2012 at 03:17

    I’m very happy about the election outcome. Yay!

  • Reply Alarna Rose Gray 13 Nov 2012 at 05:00

    I’ve said elsewhere – it feels like the world can finally breathe again…

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