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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:46 PM

Mele Kalikimaka Mr. President!

Its been a tough week for all of us - no one more so than our President. As I've watched him battle the tears over the loss of our babies only to have to switch gears to take on the lunatic fringe in Congress, I've been spending some time thinking about how grateful I am that he is willing to represent us by taking this all on. I can't imagine another human being I'd rather have in the White House at this moment in history.


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Oh, and one more thing...

I'd like to once again repeat something Alice Walkerhttp://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2010/11/it-is-soul-that-must-be-preserved.html wrote to President Obama shortly after he was elected.

I would advise you to remember that you did not create the disaster that the world is experiencing, and you alone are not responsible for bringing the world back to balance. A primary responsibility that you do have, however, is to cultivate happiness in your own life. To make a schedule that permits sufficient time of rest and play with your gorgeous wife and lovely daughters. And so on. One gathers that your family is large. We are used to seeing men in the White House soon become juiceless and as white-haired as the building; we notice their wives and children looking strained and stressed. They soon have smiles so lacking in joy that they remind us of scissors. This is no way to lead. Nor does your family deserve this fate. One way of thinking about all this is: It is so bad now that there is no excuse not to relax. From your happy, relaxed state, you can model real success, which is all that so many people in the world really want. They may buy endless cars and houses and furs and gobble up all the attention and space they can manage, or barely manage, but this is because it is not yet clear to them that success is truly an inside job. That it is within the reach of almost everyone...

Because, finally, it is the soul that must be preserved, if one is to remain a credible leader. All else might be lost; but when the soul dies, the connection to earth, to peoples, to animals, to rivers, to mountain ranges, purple and majestic, also dies. And your smile, with which we watch you do gracious battle with unjust characterizations, distortions and lies, is that expression of healthy self-worth, spirit and soul, that, kept happy and free and relaxed, can find an answering smile in all of us, lighting our way, and brightening the world.





Thank you Mr. President!
Aloha, Mele Kalikimaka...

http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/12/mele-kalikimaka-mr-president.html






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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:04 PM

1. Thanks

Thanks for this incredible post, and a reminder to all of us under huge amounts of stress that we must take care of ourselves, and our own mental, emotional, and physical health no matter how dark everything may seem. I needed that!

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Response to ColumbusLib (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:47 PM

7. Welcome to DU ColumbusLib!

I needed it too.
Thank you,
She

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:28 PM

2. Wonderful, healing post. Thanks sheshe!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. It heals me when I find an article like this that personifies my feelings, my ideals.

When it helps others, I am happy!

Thanks Freshwest!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:12 PM

3. Aren't you just the sweetest thing! All these posts

are making my Season with our patriotic hearts in mind.

Matthew Morrison is one of my favorite nice talented guys.. I know of him because I watch Glee The Vid looks like it's a couple of years old because Sasha looks so much younger?

He does an excellent rendition of Mele Kalikimaka.. Thanks She!



Thanks for Alice Walker's letter to the President.. such beauty in her words.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:46 PM

5. I have found some great articles tonight...usually they are so very depressing!

These were not. I hit a payload of beautiful stories tonight and I had to share.

When I saw this on Smartypant's Blog. I laughed and thought of you.

We have a beautiful soul in our President. Alice Walker said it best,for all of us.

Because, finally, it is the soul that must be preserved, if one is to remain a credible leader. All else might be lost; but when the soul dies, the connection to earth, to peoples, to animals, to rivers, to mountain ranges, purple and majestic, also dies.


When we loose our soul we will loose our humanity!

Peace to the World Cha!
May great things happen in our new year!

I love our President!

Aloha,
She





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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:59 PM

6. That Matthew Morrison, Mele Kalikimaka, was a

brilliant find! I couldn't beleive my eyes and ears when I hooked up!! And, Beth Howard

The President is so easy to love with gratitude in mind.. and, his beautiful Family..



Mahalos and Aloha, She

Oooops.. just found a couple of more pertinent pics on Obamafoodorama..



Saturday, December 22, 2012
President Obama Kicks Off Hawaii Vacation With Golf, Joined By White House Chef Sam Kass




http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/12/president-obama-kicks-off-hawaii.html

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:49 PM

8. I have for you The Idiot vs The Commander!

Love your pics...especially the one of Sam Kass playing golf with PBO! Looks like they are having fun!


We have the Idiot in Chief!





No George, not really!


The Commander in Chief




And Wow I think the President just K&R'ed this one!
I so love men in black!

LOL!

Aloha!


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:22 AM

9. The difference is Light Years!

We Are So LUCKY!

And, I give to you, she.. "2012: a memory or two" from the Obama Diary~



http://theobamadiary.com/

P.S. I've crossed posted a couple of your OPs on threads with hat tips to you.. Thank YOU!

She

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2058298

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2058374

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:25 PM

11. Thanks so much Cha for that video....A Memory or two!

...but happy ones.

I am honored that you cross posted from my links!

In whatever language, Merry Christmas...Mele Kalikimaka...Feliz Navidad



Peace and Joy!
To all of us an excellent New Year!
She

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:16 PM

12. Speaking of memories..Feliz Navidad is a beautiful way

to say Merry Christmas, she! Thank you for Jose Feliciano's sweet Christmas message.

"I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart"

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:28 AM

10. What a breath of fresh air is our wonderful compassionate and beautiful President and his

captivating, adorable family. Yes, I agree, we are very lucky to have him at this particular time in our history. He is leading with a steady and good hand.

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Response to juajen (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:40 PM

13. Thank you Juajen....

Merry Christmas to you...or a very Happy Holiday. To you and yours!

See my post #11 if you want to see video of Felize Navidad...I wish you a Merry Christmas from the Bottom of my heart!

She

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