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Michelle Obama is deeply missed at the White House. Our current First Lady reportedly despises her husband and spends the majority of her time in New York City. However, Michelle Obama was a hands on First Lady, speaking to young people across the country and lovingly by her husband’s side. Plus, she is clearly a great mother to Sasha and Malai. Our her 54th birthday, we honor her wisest moments with powerful quotes.

Never Underestimate Yourself

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

Don’t Feed Into Negativity

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

Helping Others Matters

“We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make… that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.”

Be careful who you surround yourself with

“Choose people who lift you up.”

Pass on dignity and respect

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

 

Happy birthday, Michelle Obama! You’ll always be our First Lady.

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