This Is A Gift For All of You Freezing From Frigid Temps

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I spent MLK day picking up trash along the ocean. Our President called us to duty and I was happy to respond. The thing is, I always pick up trash at the shore, but this day I did it with more purpose and felt a part of a community of people looking toward the future of our country. I feel grateful to live in a place that on January 20, the beach is filled with surfers, swimmers, lovers, new parents and pirates.

There were boats along the horizon and a warm wind blowing our hair. Off in the distance was Santa Monica Pier and a different kind of recreation, ferris wheels and roller coasters, you could hear the glee all the way down the beach. Holidays and sunshine, service and community, breath and life...