Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Journal #4 by: Abdi Adan
The speech we heard/read today in class was very motivational and inspiring. I was impressed with president Roosevelt’s writing skills and the way he delivered his message to the American people in an honest and promising way. There weren’t any regrets or any hesitation in his speech. It was a thorough and well written speech that kept me focused till the very end. What also impressed me was the fact that he wrote this entire speech by himself unlike our previous president and many other presidents. He brought a nation that was divided amongst liberals and conservatives together in that very own speech. Roosevelt said, “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” I was moved and enjoyed hearing this memorable and historical speech.