That nothing is too big to achieve and if someone says it’s not going to happen, just keep going until you can prove them all wrong.
Keep your friends close. The parks department is a lovable little family and Knope is right at the dysfunctional heart of it. There’s nothing that Leslie wouldn’t do for her co-workers/friends and what’s beautiful is that she’s usually not helping out for any kind of gain, just cause that’s what you do if you’re friends.
Be exactly who you are, always, because no one looks stupid when they’re having fun. Leslie isn’t afraid to be an ambitious, big-hearted dork, though to be fair this is owed in part to her endearing obliviousness. But who couldn’t look up to someone who pays tuition for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (majoring in potions)’; who needs all 11 discs of Gossip Girl at the same time; who has a practise first date and then gets drunk on the real one while putting on an awesome English accent; who makes a mix for a stakeout and describes her ideal man as being a little similar to the Phantom of the Opera? Try and tell me that you haven’t done something (or thought of doing something) similar to at least ONE of those things… Right, I know you can’t.
Go big for what and who you love… that’s the only way that the Knope knows how to operate.” —What I learnt from Leslie Knope (X)