Sunday's Power Woman featuring Barbara Bush


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Sundays for me are resting, rejuvenating, getting organized and daydreaming. 
It's a new kind of way to relax!

Every Sunday in 2018 we are featuring power women. 
Some women are in my life and inside my circle. 
Some outside. 
I have been digging further into strong women, leaders and learning about power people right in front of us.  

Today I am featuring a woman you most definitely heard of, the loved and beloved, Barbara Bush



Who & What

Barbara Bush is the only woman to be both the wife of a president (#41) and mother to another (#43). 
She even considered Bill Clinton (#42) a son too.   

On Tuesday this past week, Barbara Bush passed in her home holding her husband of 73 years hand.  

Family is everything...

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."
"You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way."

"Your success as a family... our success as a nation... depends not on what happens inside the White House, but on what happens inside your house."


On giving...

"Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood. But everyone has something to give."

"I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word."


On reading and literacy. 

She raised over $110 million in 30 years for literacy.  That was her passion. 

"The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject."

You are a force.

 "Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It's supposed to be fun."
"Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time."
"People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring."

On and on and on I could go sharing about her.
She was just wonderful and will be missed.  

Hope you have some inspiration as you start a new week!


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