(KMSP) - An 8-year-old girl named Lily, from a military family, wrote to President Obama to let him know that "this country needs more spark." The White House posted the letter on Friday.
Below is Lily's letter. You can click here to see Obama's response to her.
Text of the letter:
Dear Mr. President,
I think this country needs more spunk. With all the attacks, the Zika virus, and the wars, this country is a very sad place. Please do something fun. Wear a tie-dye shirt and shorts to something important. Go on a water skiing trip in the Caribbean. Take your family to Disney World. Do something fun and out going. Also, please say something that will make everyone calm. You do know know how many politics worries I have.
Congratulations on having served almost eight years as President! I almost forgot to write that. I am your biggest fan, too. My dad is in the Air Force and that inspired me to have my back up job be President. (My dream job is cardiovascular surgeon.) Keep running the country!
8 years old
P.S. Thank you for being such an inspiration.