President Barack Obama

Plenty can and will be said about our 44th President, but for me the call to action during his farewell address is something that we should all aspire to.

“Show up. Dive in. Stay at it.”

The divisions that have been starkly drawn across our nation once again is worrying, but if we can keep President Obama’s directions in focus as well as a bucket full of empathy and compassion then we might well weather the end of an era. More than that though the start of an age in which citizenry isn’t a title with which we bludgeon others, but a badge we earn by helping those who need it most.

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In case you haven’t seen  it here’s the farewell address:

here’s a link to the video and the transcript of the full speech: click!

Have a great weekend, folks, and be good to each other!

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