Friday, October 9, 2009

Being Barack Obama XVI

Congratulations Mr. President on the Nobel Peace Prize!

We are counting on you with our help to bring world peace.


Pamela said...

I was brought to tears this morning when we heard the news. Normally I am somewhat disturbed at my husband's need to turn on the news that early in the morning, but this morning I was not to say the least. I was smiling and crying at the same time.

President Obama has taught us so many things. I wish everyone would stop and pay attention. He has the ability to accept others, their beliefs and their ideals. This he practices by being seen as a man and seeing others in that same manner--regardless of race and gender. He isn't just a citizen of the US but a citizen of the world. He posses post conventional wisdom.

I'm proud to have him as my President.

Congratulations indeed Mr. President

Judith Ellis said...

What beautiful words, Pam. Thank you. I too was up early and heard the announcement and was filled with joy! The beauty here is that the Nobel Committee recognizes President Obama's efforts with regards to world peace and climate change and seeks to support him and the United States. This is wonderful!

The immediacy of the award may also have something to do with this very tenuous global time. Only three sitting presidents have received The Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt (1906) Woodrow Wilson (1919)and now Barack Obama (2009). It is indeed an honor for our president, Barack Obama, and for the United State of America!

septembermom said...

"Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism." - Dorothy Thompson

Bravo Mr. President! You are making a difference in this world.

Judith Ellis said...

Excellent quote, Kelly. Thank you.

Judith Ellis said...

Wmmbb at Duckpond directed me in a comment on another post here to a most excellent piece by David Kaiser Why Obama Won the Prize. It is a must read for naysayers, haters and supporters of President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize.