Two hundred historical days that it took America 40 years to achieve, and President Barack Obama celebrated his 48th birthday this week as the 44th President of The United States of America.
It is yet another milestone in what is assured to be many more despite what the television and political critics are saying about him.
President Obama took over a ship that was already anchored in the shipwrecking yard and has slowly pulled it out to the sea of opportunity.
He inherited the presidency during the worst economic crisis in the history of America and has instilled real hope that the days ahead are going to be much better than the ones behind.
President Obama and his lovely wife Michelle instilled and brought a model of Black families throughout all of America and the world to symbolize.
With more than just a passionate speech, he has delivered with his calm hands stability and intelligence to the Oval Office that was missing during the past eight years.
If you can say that Bush was failing and receiving a failing grade then you would have to concur that President Obama is passing his first 200 days with flying colors.
The economy is crawling its way out of despair again, unemployment in many regions is quietly shrinking, Wall Street is bubbling again and there is great hope on Main Street.
Terrorists have not attacked us as many had predicted and he has displayed steel in his veins during difficult decisions.
So, this week let us toast to our President, let us salute him for a job well done, let us do our part in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities that are a reflection of what he would expect.
With his national health care plan at the front of the agenda let us encourage our congress and senate to do what is necessary to make sure that it passes through.
Let us continue to keep pushing change forward and let us make sure that we tell our sons and daughters that the world of possibilities is there if you are going to put the work in to accomplish it.
This week I am asking myself what can I do to make my President proud.
I am optimistic that many brighter days are ahead of us and just as I was elated that we finally have a Black President, I want to make sure that we continue to recognize the power of our vote in elections that are close to home.
It is what our President would want us to do and after all we can’t let him down, especially after he has lifted us up.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!