Sampson doesn't like it when I cry. He crawls in my lap, puts his front paws on my shoulders, and proceeds to make these sad little whimpering sounds while licking my tears, my eyes, my nose, my mouth and generally just freaking out. Usually, the desire to keep my dog from licking inside of my mouth makes me stop crying and push him off me, so I guess there is a method to his madness.
Unfortunately, Sampson doesn't understand happy tears. Like the ones I was crying this morning as I watched our 44th president being sworn in.
He was very concerned.
This is an incredible day in the history of my life, your life, our nation, and the world. I believe today is the beginning of a brand new era. Change won't come overnight, but for the first time in a long time, I feel hopeful about the direction our country is headed. Listening to our president speak, I felt such inspiration swell up inside me, I just about burst. Yes, I want to choose hope over fear. Yes, I want to pursue my full measure of happiness. I'm ready! I'm ready to do my part, whatever it may be, to get our country back on track. As our new president said just a few hours ago, "For everywhere we look, there is work to be done."
Let's get to work!