MICHELLE OBAMA'S PEARL NECKLACE INSPIRES ONE TRILLION GRAINS OF SAND TO PURSUE SHINY FUTURE

This speech was NOT PAID FOR OR ENDORSED BY POLITICIANS.
  1. Do not be discouraged, young ones! My team and I came from humble beginnings.
  2. At the beginning of my journey, I felt as many of you do. Small, like a grain of sand.
  3. The sea anemones tried to get me down.
  4. The waves of doubt beat against me.
  5. I often felt alone.
  6. It was my mother who protected me and taught me the importance of fortitude and tenacity.
  7. She was hard as a rock, resplendent in beauty.
  8. She held me.
  9. Shaped me, molded me.
  10. She believed in me.
  11. When it was my time, she did not shy away from her duty to release me.
  12. I was not simply plucked from misfortune.
  13. I worked my way to the top.
  14. I had a vision. It was bright, like the sun.
    Do not underestimate yourself or your vision.
  15. As a young pearl, I learned the importance of community.
    Community is key to success! Only 20% of pearls become earrings.
  16. After I left home, I strung together a community of like-minded individuals.
  17. Our team worked together to shine. We polished each other's skills and encouraged prestige.
  18. We shone.
  19. We beamed; we gleamed.
  20. And that is how
  21. our team
  22. was picked up
  23. BY THE DESIGNER
  24. OF THE FIRST LADY
  25. OF THE UNITED.
  26. STATES.
  27. OF AMERICA!
    (Applause)
  28. Each day we hang on the neck of success, we give Michelle the confidence she needs to stand by her husband.
  29. Together, we unanimously say:
  30. "Michelle is strong!"
  31. "She is confident!"
  32. "She takes herself seriously!"
  33. And we do our part to make this nation successful.
  34. And one day, you can too.
  35. Thank you.
    (Applause)