Thursday, January 13, 2011

At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized -- at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do -- it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.

We are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame -- but rather, how well we have loved --

President Barack Obama

These words were from the speech President Obama gave last night at the Memorial in Arizona. You can see the entire text of the speech here:


Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

What a lovely quote! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Donna Griffin said...

Cheryl, this was part of the speech President Obama gave last night at the memorial in Arizona. I'll put a link to the entire text of the speech. It was remarkable.