Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eleanor

The quote from Patricia at "Patricia's Place" this week is from Eleanor Roosevelt..."No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

It occurs to me that this inspirational lady deserves a bit of attention on my blog today, as her life is encouraging to many people. She overcame some real challenges and became really involved in the political life of Franklin D Roosevelt, her husband.


Here is a quote from the article linked above. My search at this site included a video talking about her life.


After her husband suffered a polio attack in 1921, Eleanor stepped forward to help Franklin with his political career. When her husband became president in 1933, Eleanor dramatically changed the role of the first lady. Not content to stay in the background and handle domestic matters, she showed the world that the first lady was an important part of American politics. She gave press conferences and spoke out for human rights, children's causes and women's issues, working on behalf of the League of Women Voters. She even had her own newspaper column, "My Day." She also focused on helping the country's poor, stood against racial discrimination and, during World War II, traveled abroad to visit U.S. troops.
For her active role in public policy, Eleanor was heavily criticized by some. She was praised by others, however, and today, she is regarded by as a leader of women's and civil rights, as well as one of the first public officials to publicize important issues through the mass media.
Two more quotes from Eleanor:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Many individuals come to my mind when thinking of this quote, those who have forged ahead in all sorts of situations, despite the negativity from the press, friends, family, etc. Who can you think of? 

Thanks for hosting this one Patricia!

Linda Kay

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