"my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
- Maya Angelou

 

Today I Vote For Malala

Today is an important day for Americans. We exercise our freedom and we choose who our leader will be for the next four years. Whatever your political belief is, the sheer notion of being able to voice your opinion without fearing your life is, in my humble opinion, the most important thing we can take away on this great day. Today I cast my vote in honor of Malala Yousafzai - a brave young woman who went through horrific acts of violence for voicing her rights as a woman, as a human being. Today, we as Americans can state our beliefs, and are encouraged to, without fearing our lives. Democrats, Republicans, we are all blessed to be Americans. I love America! I love Malala! Let your voice be heard!

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Don’t forget to vote friends! #barackthevote #obama #election2012

Don’t forget to vote friends! #barackthevote #obama #election2012

Create Jobs for USA

Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness - the American Dream.  These powerful words are the foundation of which America is built, however lately I’ve been finding it hard to cultivate the patriotism to which I’m sure many Americans share the same sentiment.  Every morning I tune into CNN and I’m reminded of the crumbling U.S. and world economy.  I feel so lucky to have a job, and be in a sold financial position, but I deeply feel for those who are not.  Due to the advancements in technology among other things, the world as a whole is fundamentally changing and as a result I believe the economic state will need to adapt and shift before things can get better.  Unfortunately, in order to shift our ways of living I don’t believe there is magic wand, there is no one president, no one prime minister, no one political party that can change our economy.  We are in this together - globally.  While I’m no expert on economics, I felt better when I saw this new non-profit Create Jobs for USA.  It made me feel empowered that I can help, so I decided to share with all of you!  In this way we can all make a difference and help the USA, to heal it’s bleeding fiscal wounds.  

Just like anything else in life we are in a state of constant evolution and growth, so although it may not be easy, I think as Americans we will do what we do best - continue to pursue happiness at all costs.

To learn more and donate to Create Jobs for USA, click here!  If you donate $5 or more you will get the rad bracelet above with word “Indivisible” inscribed. 

A poignant video of Michelle Obama on meeting Nelson Mandela, and what we can all learn from it.  

Seth Meyers remarks at the 2011 White House Correspondants’ Dinner

So funny that I literally lol-ed so many times!  If you have a spare 20 minutes it is well worth it!

Such a great post by Brittany Bohnet, Product Lead, for Google TV.  :)
brit:

**UPDATE: Sadly, I don’t think this story is real. But I’m leaving the post up so that people can still smile and pretend it’s legit.
One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the president’s secret service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner.
Following this conversation, President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. 
President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant?” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”

Such a great post by Brittany Bohnet, Product Lead, for Google TV.  :)

brit:

**UPDATE: Sadly, I don’t think this story is real. But I’m leaving the post up so that people can still smile and pretend it’s legit.

One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the president’s secret service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner.

Following this conversation, President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. 

President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant?” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”