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1. Thank you President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden. Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and your families for all you have given over the past 8 years. Each of you always made it look a lot easier than it was. I look forward with great anticipation to what the future holds for you. First, a nice vacation, somewhere warm, I hope.

2. Peace cannot be experienced from the outside world. It is found within. For some this seems frightening, but at the same time, it means that no matter what is going on in the world, for better or worse, a sense of inner peace and purpose does not rely on the external. It is already in us, we just need to listen.

3. After fighting off a major funk for most of the morning, I was reminded of something my daughter said yesterday when we were strategizing about how to get an aggressive boy to leave her alone. "Well, maybe I'll just chase him instead." So today, let the chase begin. And I for one know we can out run him.

What did you learn today? Join me by using the #thesethreethings and commenting below with your own These Three Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.