November 4, 2008

Letting My Guard Down

Today is Tuesday, November 4, 2008 and the theme for 'Heads or Tails' this week is 'Guard'. What a perfect word for this day. This morning, I sit at home. I look around my house and it looks like any ordinary day. But today, around our country, people are going to let their guard down and let something in - HOPE.

I've spent the past eight years guarding myself. I guard my eyes and ears by not turning on the news, not reading news articles. When I hear the sound of his voice, I cringe. When he is on the T.V., I change the channel. Last November, I let my guard down. I let myself believe that the huge mistake that had been made four years prior was over. I let myself believe that something wonderful was about to happen, that our recovery could begin. I let my guard down, and I was knocked down. I was wrong.

This year though... I'll let my guard down again. I will watch. I will surround myself with other people who have let their guard down, and we will hope together. And instead of guarding ourselves, we will build a circle and we will watch together. Some of us will pray, some of us will pace. And we will wait. We will let our guard down, and hope that tomorrow we won't have to raise it again because it won't be necessary.


Sue said...

I wish you all the best, and hope on this day!

My entry for HOT is here

Stop by if you have a moment :)

Karen said...

It is exciting how many are voting today! Have a great HOT.

tumblewords said...

Excellent! Hope.

Kelley said...

I hope you can keep your guard down now.