Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Keeping Hope Alive

Last night, we witnessed history in the making. Yesterday's election will be the water cooler talk of today and the academic lesson of tomorrow. For many of us who had lost our direction, felt disenfranchised, had waning hope or thought "The American Dream" was not possible, hope has been restored.

As I viewed the television broadcasting millions of celebrating people around the world, I was moved to tears. As the young people would say, "Don't get it twisted". This was not a victory for some, but a victory for everyone. This dream became a reality due to the support of people across the country and around the world. People with distinctive characteristics (ethnic, religious, etc) came together to elect two men who spoke of cooperation, appreciation, involvement and a future we can all be proud of. Their words of change raised eyebrows, but they also inspired and raised hope.

This is the beginning of a new day for our country and our relationship with the world. I look forward to all of us showing our neighbors both near and far that we are ready and willing to reach across all that divides us and work together for the good of everyone and the world in which we live. We have kept hope alive. God Bless All of Us.

Congratulations to the First Family & the people they will serve.