Barack Obama’s last day didn’t feel real until I saw a photo of President Donald Trump coming up the White House. Most especially when #ThankYouObama started to trend and his POTUS Twitter account became archived.
He also showed how approachable he was with his funny lighthearted speeches. Remember when he literally did a mic drop at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner? And don’t forget those photos of him playing with kids.
But what I would always admire Obama for is that he’s a proponent of change. He didn’t just use “Change We Can Believe In” as a slogan, he acted on it and encouraged people to do the same. “One voice can change a room,” Obama says in one of his speeches. “If one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.”
Sure, the Obama administration wasn’t perfect in every way. But you can’t deny this fact.
Likewise, his wife Michelle also spoke of this, especially when speaking to young girls. She gave them hope that they too can make a difference.
Even as he left the White House, Obama still ensured that he won’t stop fighting for change as a regular citizen. Seriously, what would everyone do without him?
I won't stop; I'll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love.