Wednesday, November 7, 2012

So Energized and Relieved -- Second Term for President Obama

My daughter is a college freshman who just voted in her first US Presidential Election.

The enthusiasm and energy and interest of college students and beyond in this election was immense and intense.

People stood for hours, even those who had been left homeless by Hurricane Sandy, some of whom had to make do with makeshift polling stations.

In my previous post,  I wrote that I am off to Canada -- to a conference this week.

Now, given the outcome, I am also eager to return with new hope for more positive change and to have us continue to move forward.

Yes, President Obama, as you said: "We've Got More Work to Do," and through inclusiveness, valuing diversity, recognizing that we must work together to mitigate the effects of climate change for this and future generations, caring for the less fortunate, and investing in science for discoveries and economic growth and our our future, we can, again, make the US the land of wonderful opportunities for all those who work so hard.

We can also be a world leader and example in terms of excellence in all dimensions -- from education to infrastructure to innovation and creativity and rewarding jobs and to peace on earth.

It is truly a great day for our nation.

I continue to get congratulations from other countries on the results of this election.

I am breathing a huge sigh of relief and am smiling from renewed energy and hope for our generation and for our children.