Diversity “makes us who we are,” Obama said at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the White House, where she hosted 50 school counselors and a slew of stars. “Don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story [or your church]. You do.”
First Lady Michelle Obama said at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the White House.
… hitch your wagon to something bigger than yourselves. This generation coming up – unselfish, altruistic, creative, patriotic – I’ve seen you in every corner of the country. You believe in a fair, just, inclusive America [and church]; you know that constant change has been America’s hallmark, something not to fear but to embrace, and you are willing to carry this hard work of democracy forward. You’ll soon outnumber any of us, and I believe as a result that the future is in good hands.
President Barack Obama’s farewell speech Tuesday night in Chicago, IL
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden wave goodbye to the thousands of people gathered in Chicago for Obama’s farewell address.
Early morning prayer
From the April 11, 1988 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Keep him safe on this journey, Father.
Let Your love fill his heart
and Your joy be his guide.
Thank you again
for this child of Spirit,
for this innocence, freshness, and light.
Thank you for showing us Mind’s
(Yes, I saw the trust in his eyes!)