We all know that history has been made.
That history is being seen and felt around the world.
You can almost feel the sigh of relief, a new day has dawned and upon waking today it is evident that the international community is happy with our choice.
There is not only hope resonating throughout our country, but hope, like a welcome tidal wave is swelling and flowing over the rest of the world.
Almost immediately, we are seen through different eyes.
Clearer, more hopeful eyes.
My twin passions are France and Italy. Our standing in these countries, and the ability to forge positive relationships with them, is something that is very important to me.
I wondered what their leaders are thinking.
Here is a quote from French President Nicholas Sarkozy, congratulating Obama:
You can read other comments of congratulations from other world leaders to Barack Obama being elected the next President of the United States here.