Try a Little Tenderness

I generally try to avoid discussing politics with you all, my friends…because I want to focus on positive, optimistic things whenever possible, and goodness knows that our current political system is neither of those things. However, this year, it has been tough to keep quiet. There has been so much hatred spewed, and the fact that a misogynistic douchebag is as close to the White House as he is makes me feel bloody frightened…and it should do the same to you. I was thrilled to see this story the other day, of a letter that President Bush Sr gave to President Bill Clinton when he left the Oval Office – talk about a class act:

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Here’s what the letter says:

Jan 20, 1993

Dear Bill,

When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too.

I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some President’s have described.

There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course.

You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.

Your success now is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.

Good Luck — George

 

Incredible, right? This letter gives me chills, and helps me feel better about the sad state of affairs around us. Look at the positivity: I wish you well. I wish your family well. I am rooting hard for you….that stuff is magic. This is the kind of thinking that we need more of these days, it’s as simple as that. We need to all root hard for each other.

xxx

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