“Obama tearing up as he thanks his staff today.” (Video}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 8, 2012
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“Ripples of Hope”: Barack Obama tears up in thank you speech to his young staff.

You know this man, renowned and sometimes criticized for his calm and cool, is exhilarated, inspired and tired when he sheds a tear twice in one week (Video: Obama’s remarkable, humbled speech at his last campaign rally ever).

“I’m Really Proud of All of You.”

“You’ve lifted me up.”

Crying a sign of weakness in some eyes? A top comment over at Reddit wonders. But: Winston Churchill was as tough as they came, and he cried all the time.

Another top comment at Reddit: “I’m proud that this man is my president. Growing up, I never thought I’d say that about anyone. His compassion cuts straight through my cynicism.”

Video: The source of his perseverance and hope isn’t his own work or dreams or mission; it’s seeing the next generation already begin to exceed his extraordinary path.

On the other hand.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to ““Obama tearing up as he thanks his staff today.” (Video}”

  1. Gerry Ellen says:

    he is such an authentic human being. Brought tears to my eyes, as well…..Love this man.

  2. Sandi says:

    I never in my life thought I could have such emotion, respect and compassion for an elected official. He lifts ME up. I am so thankful he is our leader. Thank you, Mr. President!

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