Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations Mr. President! (and free Starbucks)

What a day...what a day!

I watched a lot of the coverage today...while working out, in between classes, before dinner, etc. I have no words to describe how amazing it was to be able to witness that, and I can't imagine what it was like to be there in person. I'm so proud of America today!

If you missed it, check out the new White House website and a video of President Obama's speech here (Thanks to my friend Matt for putting up the links!)

Let's be honest, it can be a little scary to be optimistic. We don't want to be disappointed or look silly if things don't go the way we expect. But are those really the worst things that could happen? No...the worst thing that could happen is the president has some great ideas and works to implement them, but we are all full of skepticism and cynicism, so we don't do our part. I think we should all begin this new presidential term with a good dose of healthy optimism and a commitment to work toward positive change for our world.

So are you in? If so, make your way to Starbucks! Starbucks is offering a FREE tall cup of coffee tomorrow through January 25th for anyone who pledges to volunteer five hours of their time to help their community. Talk about a win-win situation.

Congratulations, Mr. President. :)


Julie said...

not a win-win if you don't like coffee.. Then it's a win-lose.

mmw said...

Julie, I was thinking along the same line! Maybe we could get free tea. Kristi.. what will your 5 hours be?

Kristi said...

Good point - I still think that they would totally give you free tea though. Let me know if you try it! It seems like it's probably just about the same price, if not cheaper, than coffee.

And I didn't end up getting the Starbucks but I wonder if my two hours a week of pro bono therapy to the underserved Waco population counts? I would think so but I felt a little bit unsure since it wasn't an extra or new five hours, so I didn't go...

mmw said...

You do have to admit it's a great way to get business for Starbucks. Nationwide does something somewhat similar (no free coffee). But you can volunteer for some stuff and use work hours (i.e. work at a food bank, community care day)