Red Wing Royal Ambassadors Meet President Obama!
This past Monday, President Obama traveled through my state, Minnesota. He visited Cannon Falls, a community with approximately 4,000 people. What an incredible opportunity for the people of the area to have the chance to meet him, ask questions and learn more from him during this rural town hall meeting.
I’m certain that many people sat waiting to hear plans that the President has for moving forward. Plans consisting of growth and opportunity. Plans including healthcare and education.
After President Obama wrapped up his speech, he opened it up for questions. To keep it “fair”, he took questions in boy, girl, boy, girl order. (If you’d like, you can read his speech and the questions in its entirety here.)
As I heard more about his visit, the questions and what people were asking, I wondered, what would I have asked.
Would I have asked about healthcare, education, taxes, growth, deficit, economy? What would have been the one burning question I would like to know.
When I meet the President, I’d like to know two things:
First, I want to know if he LOVES being the President.
Second, I want to know what has been the best part.
Why in the world do I want to know these two things? These are seemingly unrelated questions to the nations current situation. How could these two things possibly matter? In my opinion, they matter a great deal.
When I meet someone new and I’m getting to know more about them, they generally share what it is that they do. When I hear what they do, I immediately ask, ‘do you love it?’ Sometimes I’ll hear a hearty ‘YES’! Sometimes I’ll hear ‘well…mostly’. Sometimes I’ll hear ‘actually I can’t stand it’. When I hear a hearty yes, my heart sings. I love when people are in positions or doing things specifically that they love. I love when people get to wake up excited and energized by the day ahead.
If I know that our President loves what he does, then I am certain that he is doing the best he can, all of the time.
The second question probably doesn’t mean as much, but it gives insight into who he is. It is an opportunity to hear what really matters to him. When we know what matters to people, we know better how we can support them, lift them up, and encourage what they are doing.
Now I’m curious, do you LOVE what you are doing? And, when you meet the President, what would you ask?