We have been talking alot about leadership the past two days. My boys were out of school yesterday for Martin Luther King Day and we began the day by listening to his "I Have A Dream" speech in full...all 17 minutes of it.
We talked about how brave Dr. King was. About how scared he must have been during those days. But despite his own fear and fear for his family, he went ahead and did the right thing. Because...well, it was the right thing.
Today we are out of school for a SNOW DAY! Now there isn't a flake of snow on the ground yet. But that's how we in the South freak out at the small chance of the white stuff. The snow should start falling sometime after noon here. The day off has given us the perfect opportunity to continue our discussion on leadership.
Over breakfast...again, always over breakfast...we talked about what each of the boys would do if they were the president of the United States. And about the true meaning of leadership.
Here are some of the notes I made during our conversation:
-A good leader is responsible. He knows a lot about math. A leader makes good choices. He takes responsibility when he is wrong. (Zane, 6)
-A good leader is respectful. He is always kind. (Ian, 6)
-A leader is who you want to follow. He is the one who leads the parade. (Wyatt, 3)
So while we wait for a fresh blanket of snow to cover our little piece of Earth. We also look forward to a fresh start for our country. A new leader for a new time.
John Quincy Adams once said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Obama. You lead the parade. And we will follow you into history.
Inauguation Party Ideas from The Crafty Crow
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