Monday, August 4, 2008

Barack Obama is 47

There will not be any photo attached to this blog posting. Because if you are reading this blog, you certainly know Barack Obama. Today, he turns 47. Yes, 47. Just 47, not 57, neither 67. Can you imagine? This man was born on August 4, 1961.

This piece comes to pay homage to an individual who has succeeded in a million places where millions have failed. Someone who has proved that 'impossible' can be crushed, that one single individual can be first in many things.

He had made news already by his arrival at the US Senate, but as a United States Presidential hopeful... that was way out of what millions, sorry, billions thought could happen.

Obama had all the elements that many of us use today as excuses for failure; Africa, black, single parenthood, hard life, etc. But the man rose beyond all of that. If he could, so CAN you.

You too, you can beat the tribal/race game, you can get an education (even a Harvard Law Degree), you can marry the person of your dreams (oh yes YOU can) and you can excel in your ambitions.

You can be the person you want to be, despite what the whole world thinks. You can make the best of your situation, regardless of what the statistics say. You can rise above the image and even put the media at your feet.

Trust in God, believe in yourself and strive to be the best of yourself. I think that is what the Illinois Senator has done. Courage to you.

Happy Birthday Barack, long life, prosperity and many happy returns!

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