Having a president that serves as good eye candy is always a great plus point.
Couple that with enigmatic charisma and perseverance (along with a strong, jovial and slim Santa Clause V.P.) and it’s a golden ticket! These two men, along with a plethora of individuals, pushed for change to lift the human spirit and start things off on a new direction. The hope was for a better community and nation, which led 2012 to being a culmination of massive changes.
Spirit and perseverance has been the name of the game.Photo: Steve Jurvetson
And whether it’s on a personal or professional level, national or international spectrum, the human spirit and its desire for hope and a prosperous future is what ties everyone together.
Our constant efforts to better ourselves, our environment, our surroundings and our lives is visceral. It is the sum of our choices in these realms that make us who we are.
Whatever our struggles may be and whichever level they occupy, there’s always hope and it’s based on this foundational element—that we decide our future.
Wonderful words spoken by the President that echo leadership, pragmatism, gratitude and perseverance:
POTUS 2012 Victory Speech:
“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.”
“I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions…”
POTUS 2012 Democratic Convention Speech:
“We have taken these positions because we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. These are not simply American values or Western values—they are universal values. ”
“So much attention in our world turns to what divides us. …But when you strip it all away, people everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that comes with faith…”
“…you’ve made me a better president.”
“Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu.”
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
Editor: Lynn Hasselberger