I could quote President Barack Obama every day until Election Day! (He was the President I quoted in the last chapter of Beyond Lucky, too!)
Like so many other Americans, I was moved when he spoke about CHANGE:
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Today, I’m also including part of his amazing speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. It speaks to inclusivity, every day Americans, and what it means to feel like you belong.
“I want to speak directly to the young people who may be listening. In our lives, we all have many identities. We are sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters. We’re classmates; Cub Scout troop members. We’re followers of our faith. We’re citizens of our country. And today, there are voices in this world, particularly over the Internet, who are constantly claiming that you have to choose between your identities — as a Muslim, for example, or an American. Do not believe them. If you’re ever wondering whether you fit in here, let me say it as clearly as I can, as President of the United States: You fit in here — right here. You’re right where you belong. You’re part of America, too. You’re not Muslim or American. You’re Muslim and American.”
Do you have a favorite Presidential quote? Send it to me! I’m posting one a day every day until Election Day!