Have you ever thought about the three people you would invite to lunch, if you could invite anyone? Well, I've thought about this a lot lately, and so far my list remains the same. The order isn't important, but the reasons for selecting them is. I would invite, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and my father.
Why Michelle Obama? I think the First Lady of our country is an exceptional role model. In my opinion, she is the epitome of elegance, intelligence, and beauty (both inner and outer). I admire her values, and her commitment to her family. The First Lady is fighting to end childhood obesity, and she is an advocate for and supporter of, our military families. I imagine Michelle Obama and I having a lot in common, and after meeting, talking, and laughing together, we would become fast friends.
Why Oprah Winfrey? I think Oprah Winfrey is one of the most interesting and knowledgeable women of this century. Oprah Winfrey has an amazing way of connecting with people from all walks of life. She interviews celebrities and everyday people with both skill and insight. She has a way of asking the tough questions, that not only inform, but often teach us things. Additionally, she has a wonderful sense of humor. I think Oprah and I would be good friends as well. In case you didn't know, Oprah and Michelle are friends. So, as you can see, I'm really on to something here.
Why my father? Well, I've never met Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey. They're just two people who I find interesting. My father, on the other hand, was someone I knew. He passed away when I was in my second year of college. I knew him from the prespective of my childhood. However, I never really knew him as an Adult. He was ill from the time I graduated high school, up until the time that he passed away, which was my sophmore year of college, when I was 20 years old. I have so many things that I would love to tell him, so many questions that I would love to ask him, and so many hugs that I would love to give him. I sometimes talk to him even though he is not here. He is in heaven and I take comfort in the idea that he hears me, even though he can't respond back. "Daddy, I love you. I know I haven't told you lately, but I do."
Who are the three people you would invite to lunch?