Inauguration Day was an emotional day for many around the world, including me. I found myself in a state of disbelief that the last eight years of an uncompassionate presidency have finally come to an end. Now we will see the difference that passion and compassion can make.
Obama understands that he has been voted into office to "serve the people" and not the other way around. We have already seen the entire Obama family serving food to the homeless on Thanksgiving, and rolling up their sleeves on Martin Luther King's birthday to aid the underprivileged.
The American people appear to be experiencing a paradigm shift in that 1) we have proven to be better judges of character this time around by electing a President who cares about We The People; 2) he is the first African American President ever elected; and 3) the turnout in Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration shows that we are ready to bring about change.