Jack Layton was a very well known and very respected politician in Canada. Layton passed away earlier this week after fighting multiple medical conditions for quite some time; obviously his passing was not entirely unexpected and Layton himself had clearly come to grips with what was going to happen. In his final public goodby Layton addressed all of the world.
Just before passing away Layton wrote a letter that he wanted to have publicly read; that letter went to great lengths to show a positive side of everything. Layton had always been known as an upbeat and positive politician which is part of what made him stand out and thanks to the courageous and optimistic words in his last letter Layton effectively sealed his legacy of optimism.
Layton’s letter was distributed quickly through the media and other press outlets and all across the world people have drawn inspiration and optimism from his words. Few people, let alone politicians can be so optimistic about the future of their country and the world and that is exactly what Layton did in his last goodbye. Layton will forever be remembered as an eternal optimist thanks to this letter and just as Layton had hoped many of his fellow politicians are taking note of how he lived his life. Jack Layton will be missed but as mentioned, his legacy will live on forever as he was one of the most unique and happy politicians to ever have been elected.