As his final day as President of the United States winds down, Obama decided to leave the nation with one last gift- a heartfelt thank you letter.
The 44th President took time to thank all U.S. citizens for electing him into office, helping him create the change that he built his campaign on, and teaching him about humanity in ways he hadn’t considered. “Before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th,” he wrote. “Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man. Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I’ve pulled strength.” He then goes on to list some of the memorable experiences he’s had the opportunity to witness throughout his two terms.
POTUS also encourages us all to make time to always be active citizens and reminds us that the country was made great by the inclusion and action of all people-not just one.
“All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime. I’ll be right there with you every step of the way. And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome.’”
Read POTUS’ full heartfelt thank you letter over at Medium.com.
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