The letter from Grace Bridges of Mission Valley Middle School (1/18) about her assignment to find six words to use in an inauguration speech resulted in the best quote for our times that I have seen: “Obstacles are meant to be overcome.”
Grace, thank you. I am a 74-year-old man in financial difficulty with a limited amount of time to cure my problems. Your quote has inspired me to press on. I am going to share this with family members and friends who have lost jobs, lost savings and lost hope.
I think you will become famous for these six words. May you reach the full potential of your life that your wisdom has generated at this early stage. I will always ascribe the quote to you.
David G. McIntyre