Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Letter from Obama to his girls

Steve mentioned this morning that surely some portion of President Obama's speech would end up as words chiseled in stone, which underscored what a special day we all shared today.

I like to also think of the words my friend Ali emailed earlier in the week, from a letter then President-elect wrote to his daughters and I like to think that those words will be tucked in a special place for two amazing little girls that we will see grow through this diffcult but hopeful time in our history.

Obama wrote: "Dear Sasha and Malia... I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to give others the chances you've had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back to this country that has given our family so much—although you do have that obligation. But because you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential."

CLICK HERE to read the full text of the letter, courtesy of Parade Magazine.

THE TIP: The Obama letter to his daughters reminds to take a moment in between emails, work reports, love notes to our spouse or letters to friends and relatives abroad and also write down the words we want chiseled in our children's minds as he too help to shape them to become good people who recognize their important obligations!

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