In these tough times, it's hard to get inspired about anything.
I found inspiration today, however, in the story I read on Yahoo News about a letter that our President-Elect, Barack Obama, wrote to his young girls, Malia, age 10 and Sasha, age 7.
He began the letter by saying that he entered the race for the White House "because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation."
"When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me -- about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world," Obama said in the letter published in Parade magazine, a weekend newspaper color supplement.
"I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfilment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation."
The inclusive, creative tone of our new president gives me so much hope for our young people. He gets it. He truly gets it.