I read this book in three days. I had always thought Michelle Obama was a class act. You don’t have to take my word for this though. In her memoir she proves for a fact that she is brilliant.
I’ll quote from the book to encourage readers to go out and buy it.
Obama quotes her husband:
“You may live in the world as it is, but you can still work to create the world as it should be.”
No kidding. That’s what I’ve been trying to do as an Advocate: first when I challenged the mental health staff’s expectations of what they thought I could do – by daring to think I could achieve my goals. Then when I started to advocate for others to dare dream that a better life was possible for them.
Obama then reveals:
“So many of us go through life with our stories hidden, feeling ashamed or afraid when our whole truth doesn’t live up to some established ideal.”
Hence why I’ve always hailed Rite Aid cashiers.
I’ll end here with Obama’s wisdom:
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
We can’t stop believing that progress is possible for ourselves and our nation.
United we stand; divided we fall.