Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00674
After days of refreshing my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds looking to see if the numbers will go up and we will get a declaration of a winner in the Presidential race it has finally been called. I do not make political posts on this blog. I keep my political leanings to myself for the most part. However, today was a historic day and a good day because character and decency won the day.
I had been sleeping from the previous night’s work and was waking up a little around 1:30pm. I heard Eva shout the name of Joe Biden from her room. Then Allison came in to tell me the good news. The election had been called and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had won. Well, I was done sleeping for the day. I tried to go back to sleep but kept scrolling through Twitter to see the joy from people that had kept me sane from the start of the pandemic. I think the one thing that stood out for me most clearly was a clip from Van Jones of CNN. I’ve never heard of him before today but what he says in this clip really got me. Character Matters.
Today is a good day.
It’s easier to be a parent this morning.
Being a good person MATTERS.
This is a big deal.
It’s easy to do it the cheap way and get away with stuff — but it comes back around.
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) November 7, 2020
This clip was so important that I shared it with the whole family at dinner. We talked about how character and integrity are important traits and those are what won today. We talked about how our karate school, America’s Best Defense is all about instilling character.
Later on this evening I received a message that the Austin PBS station was going live and so I tuned in and there was the victory speeches from Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. I called Eva in to my office and we watched this together. Eva is already forming her own opinions and has her own causes that she champions. To be able to be with her in that moment where she sees the first woman Vice-President was so important. Eva was nodding along to the speech and was equally engrossed when Joe Biden took the stage. His speech was something that we could be proud of and happy that Eva saw. Both speeches were so important. It was a good day.