I brought in cupcakes for the special day, not nearly as cute as Rachel's, but still yummy and festive. What an incredible day! I listened to his speech and couldn't help but feel a remarkable sense of patriotism. Patriotism! For the past eight years I considered "patriotism" a sad word, something that involved hate, an "us and them" type of attitude. Today I feel like rising to the challenge and asking what I can do for my country. We have the chance to redefine "patriotism," and nothing gives me more goosebumps!