Another Win for America

In spite of the two disappointing failures of the Supreme Court yesterday (regarding voting rights & affirmative action), equality and love prevailed today with the decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Seeing hearts and minds becoming more accepting and considerate of others make me feel more proud to be an American.  I was moved emotionally to read stories about everyone’s reactions.  The more tolerant we are of our differences, the more harmonious our community will be.  One of the most beautiful things about America is the variety of beliefs, ideas, skill-levels, and experiences of each person, and the way in which we interact and appreciate each other.

I feel so blessed to be a part of this generation.  To witness so many innovative technologies emerge, to watch groundbreaking policies unfold, and to see the community come closer together.  We still have a lot of progress to make, but I’m so happy to see what has been accomplished so far.  There will be challenges.  There will always be opposition.  But we must continue to empower each other the best we can.  The simplest way we can make an impact everyday is to treat others with kindness and respect, serving as an exemplar of the change we wish to see in the world.  I will not live to see a perfect world, but I’m happy to see that we are slowly taking steps to get closer to a better one.

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