Jan 21, 2013

Four more

Dear President Obama,

Happy second Inauguration Day!

I am proud to say I helped get you here. I know there was a lot of contention around the election, but  I couldn't be happier that you are our President for a second term.

You've accomplished a lot, and you've mostly followed through with what you promised during your initial campaign. I believe we are in a better place than we were four years ago. You inherited a hot mess coming into your presidency and I appreciate the balance of hard work and grace you've displayed.

However.

We have a lot left to do.

This country is more divided than united and I believe you can fix that. I'm sure it's frustrating to try and "reach across the aisle" and get your hand slapped by people with their own agendas.

But keep trying. It's worth it.

Years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in Washington, D.C. and shared a dream of equal rights for people regardless of the color of their skin. I hope your dream - your presidency - will continue those rights for people regardless of who they love.

I challenge you today, Mr. President - to keep moving forward, to keep shaking things up, to continue to recognize progress can be hard, but is ultimately a good thing.

I'm challenging myself as well. To speak out. To take action. To stay true to my values even when there are disagreements.

We've got four more years, you and I; four years to make a difference, to impact lives, and to help this country become stronger. We can do it. Yes we can.

I hope you enjoy the day and reflect on how far you've come.

Tomorrow? Let's get to work.

Sincerely,
Becky

5 comments:

Amber said...

I'm Canadian but I was also SUPER happy that Obama got in, as were most Canadians I talked to. We are a lot more liberal up here too so the idea of someone like Romney in office baffled most people. I sure hope Obama does BIG THINGS this term - I think he will!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Amen, sistah!

Nora said...

Considering he doesn't have to worry about re-election I am hoping that he can do some kick ass big things this term, too =)

Stephany said...

Love this! YAY, OBAMA! I'm excited for what the next 4 years hold for this country!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

<3

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