by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

“ I’m not talking about blind optimism. the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead, or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary that something better awaits us as long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” - Barack Obama
— I heard this quote at the end of President Barack Obama’s victory speech.  I am so grateful that he was re-elected.  Us Canadians trade a TON with Americans, and to have a great leader on the other side of the border only bodes well for us.  Thank you  Americans to doing the right thing!