Okay, so I live on the other side of the world. In a different time zone. In a country about to have elections of its own. In a land 17 hours ahead of the USA. And yet, despite those differences, I feel like the world I live in changed today, changed for the better. And changed irrevocably.
Today the people of the United States of America voted overwhelmingly in favour of Barack Obama for their new President. Leader of the most powerful and influential country in the world. Barack Obama; an African American President of the USA. The world has changed tonight.
I keep a small 8×11″ scrapbook which is filled with personal stuff. How I feel about things, what is important to me, major events in my life. It has the day the Berlin Wall came down, the day the Princess of Wales died in a car accident. This weekend it will have the day the American people said “yes we can” to Barack Obama.
Cath, there is so much to be grateful for today! I am over the top about what has happened here! Now, there is a lot of work for the world to do.
Thank you so much for your acknowledgment of what happened here.
Cath, as you know I am still amazed at the thought that we actually made it happen. We now need to get more involved, hold all of our leaders accountable, and work toward making this a more peaceful world.
Presidential election after election I have not had my candidates win, so finally I have tears in my eyes every time I realize that I voted for the winning candidates. I am very happy today and confident that any challenges we face, will be met by all of us in the United States of America and in the world. And I know even among my neighbors, I need to help give them confidence.