Monday, January 19, 2009

'Day One' - Proud Moment and Powerful Journey - It is time

* Posted by TheBlackList on January 19, 2009 at 1:29pm
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Inauguration Day, Tuesday January 20, 2009, will be one of the proudest days my life. It is also one of the most important transitions in the history of this country.

Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will carry a weight on his shoulders that ranks near the top of the list for incoming presidents. It is serious enough that ‘Day One’ already started weeks ago. Now it is time to go to the next level.

As citizens of this country we are customers of the federal government. Its many organizations, agencies and institutions are established to serve and protect. Starting at noon on January 20, 2009, the CEO of all of the federal executive departments will be Barack Obama. I think that he and his cabinet need to become the ultimate support system to ensure that all federal employees have what they need to provide great customer service to the citizens of the United States of America.

Many of us are ordinary citizens in these extraordinary times. In addition to the federal, state and local governments, we have ourselves. Right now, there are many severe and compelling circumstances facing us in our country and in our neighborhoods. Those are our starting lines. In this country, more than any other, we all have the opportunity to get on the starting line and move forward from there. Now is the time to take this excitement we have and put it to work for everyone. The first step was to put Barack Obama to work. The next step is for you and I to move forward from wherever we are.

Whether you work for the federal government, for a company or for yourself, you can be the blessing that your customers need to move forward. If you are a teacher, equip yourself to do whatever it takes to teach our youth so that they can meet the highest post secondary qualifications; you are probably the only math, English, history or science teacher they have this year. If you are a parent, help our nation to be great for our children. If you are already that good, keep it up and help the rest of us do it better. If you are a minister, help us to stay focused on peace and love.

I thank God for giving us the strength to be a part of a new ‘Day One’. Now is the time to make it last.

Much Respect,

J. Bert Freeman

Remember, when what you have to say really matters,
take charge of your positive direction.

J. Bert Freeman, T.A.L.K. Associates
Positive Direction Speaker, Coach, Facilitator
Author: Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction
Fax: 302-269-0200
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