"We cannot waste the opportunity that we have here in America, especially as African-Americans. Our ancestors fought and bled and died so that we could go to school," she says. "And I still think about that."
She speaks on the recipe for success which is nurturing resilience in our children:
"I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn't shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It's not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don't have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard," says Mrs. Obama.
Isn't she beautiful! We are blessed to have her as First Lady sharing her wisdom and spreading this message to our kids. Read and view more on Essence Online. Be sure to pick up your copy and tell me what you think here!