People who work the day shift, kiss their kids goodnight, and head out for the night shift — without disappointment, without regret — that goodnight kiss a reminder of everything they’re working for.
Our future is what we make of it. So let’s build the future we all know is possible. Let’s prove to our children that they really can reach for their dreams.
It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us. The hope that when people see us for who we truly are, maybe, just maybe they, too, will be inspired to rise to their best possible selves.
When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.
Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right.
Are we ready to believe in the power of our own voices? Are we ready to cast aside our fear and cynicism? Are we ready to work our hearts out to make our dream a reality? Are we ready to overcome? If we are truly ready, then now is the time. This one’s on us. We cannot afford to wait. We cannot afford to doubt. We cannot afford to make excuses. We have this moment of opportunity. And we need to seize it.
With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.
A lot of young people think they’re invincible, but the truth is young people are knuckleheads.
Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.
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