I love President Obama for simply having the courage to run for the highest office in a country that has not always been nice to black people, let alone black men.
Listen, it is so very easy to hide in the bushes undetected and only take a peep when you desire to. But, it takes a lot of courage to come from around the bushes and walk directly into a situation that you could avoid (if you so desire). Obama already knew what his calling was and, he decided to step out in faith and walk in his calling!
For many reasons, I support and love President Obama but, I’d like to share a few of his quotes that have really inspired me over the year’s as I’ve watched him move above & beyond his critics, doubters, naysayers, and haters….
“Change has come to America.”
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.”
“We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.”
“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.”
“Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.”
“If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.”
“We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country.
I love you President Obama and there is no one in all the world who can make me say anything different. The mere fact that you stood the test of time (for eight years) has given me so much HOPE and, for that, “I am eternally grateful!”
I dedicate this song to you because you truly are THE MAN!
Move forward in Righteousness XOXO ♥