I’ve no idea how or why (I must have signed a petition or 5) but I received an email today from President Barack Obama with the subject line ‘Thank You’ sitting in my inbox (felt so weird)! It was an incredible thank you and note – NOT a goodbye letter that believe me you will want to read…
I’m not even American and I don’t think you have to be to find this amazing sitting in your inbox and the significance of it right now, especially as we all need hope around the world from tomorrow! Obama is going nowhere he is with us every step of the way.
I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding.
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.’
Yes, we can.
President Barack Obama
See whole email below: