“If you know in your heart that you’re doing the right thing and you’re just afraid of the consequences, you just have to do it. You have to do what you know in your heart is right.”
Last year, 26-year-old Sarah Cummins cancelled her wedding and invited the homeless to her reception instead. She says her one regret is not using her viral platform to do more, but she was scared. Read her full story: SmartHERNews.com
“Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly of wisdom.”
President Trump, joined by his wife, met Queen Elizabeth for tea Friday during his European trip. Queen Elizabeth has met with every U.S. President since 1951 - except for Pres. Johnson.
“She was just a person who believed in her own freedom.”
In Her Own Words
“It means that a wife is equal to her husband, a sister to her brother. Not better, not worse—they are equal.”
“To be a feminist, to be a lady, to be a president, to be a woman does not mean fighting against the stereotype of gender roles, but embracing the idea that one can rule a country and wear lipstick; be a breadwinner at work, and a bread baker with her kids at home.”
“While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
Watch It Here
“If we just talk to ourselves the way we talk to our best friends…. It’s like having the best cheerleader ever with you, which helps you get through any of those work hurdles, or those life hurdles, because you always have yourself championing yourself.”
“First of all I want like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for blessing us on this afternoon and blessing us with this amazing horse.”
“Find The Joy In Life”
Quotes to Learn From & Live By: Barbara Bush
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a children, or a parent.”
“I was combing her hair and holding her hand. I saw that little body, I saw her spirit go…Robin to me is a joy. She’s like an angel to me; she’s not a sadness or a sorrow. Those little fat arms around my neck.”
“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”
“I think a lot of our problems are because people don’t listen to our children. And it’s not always easy – they’re not always so brilliant that you want to spend hours with them, but it’s very important to listen.”
“Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”
Holocaust Remembrance Week
“The term ‘hero’ irritates me greatly…. I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little.”
Sendlerowa the Savior
Sendlerowa & team smuggled 2500 children, via ambulances, sewer pipes, suitcases, and underground passageways in order to bring them to orphanages into Warsaw’s non-Jewish areas.
She wrote their names on papers, which she buried in glass bottles. The bottles were dug up after WWII & used to reunite families.
1943: Sendlerowa was arrested, sentenced to death, but escaped.
1965: Israel’s Holocaust memorial organization, Yad Vashem, awarded her “Righteous Among the Nations.”
2003: Poland honored Sendlerowa with the “Order of the White Eagle.”
2008: Shortly before her death, Sendlerowa was nominated for (but did not win) the Nobel Peace Prize.
1 out of 10 U.S. adults & 22% of millennials have either not heard of/ not sure if they’ve heard of the Holocaust.
“We are alarmed that today’s generation lacks some of the basic knowledge about these atrocities.”
"There remain troubling gaps in Holocaust awareness while survivors are still with us; imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories," Greg Schneider, EVP of the organization behind the study of Holocaust awareness.
In addition to becoming the FIRST Senator to give birth while in office (and 1 of only 10 women in Congress to do so), Duckworth was also the
- 1st disabled woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
- 1st disabled woman combat veteran elected to Congress
- 1st member of Congress born in Thailand
- Duckworth (50) is an Iraq War veteran and ex-army helicopter pilot – part of first wave of women to fly combat mission in Iraq
- In 2004, the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade; She lost both of her legs.
- Purple Heart recipient.
“I can’t technically take maternity leave. Because if I take maternity leave, then I won’t be allowed to sponsor legislation or vote during that time period.”
Since Senator Duckworth is the first Senator who gave birth while in office, she'll encounter some new frontiers. She's curious how'll she'll vote while breastfeeding. Read more here: