Inspiration of the Day: First Lady Michelle Obama, Sponsored by Starbucks
“…Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you’re going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them.” -First Lady Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama is truly an inspiration in so many ways, as a mother, and an advocate for the health of children, and so much more. But today we want to focus on the example of integrity that she embodies, as evidenced in the quote above. The ideals of fairness and keeping your word seem simple, but sometimes it is hard to find people who routinely express these greatest of human behaviors. And it can be just as hard to be that person — the one who strives to always do right by your fellow men and women, even in the small things. Clearly our first lady must have been kind, honest and just all along her path to the White House. If there was any evidence to the contrary, she would not have made it there because Michelle Obama faced intense scrutiny. We might not all face such public judgment, but we can still enact the same values in our own individual lives. It’s worth it just for the sake of itself. That is the only way to express such high ideals authentically — because just like Michelle you want to be a paragon of positive ideals because it’s the right thing to do.
Stay strong and live in the spirit of truth and fairness! Have a wonderful day lovely women!