March 28, 2011
Global Medical Relief's Mission
While watching this story on 60 Minutes last night, I couldn't help but cry. I felt sadness for the pain the boy has endured, grieved for his mother, who must have such mixed emotions of her own, and felt proud of the woman who is changing lives (who says ONE person can't make a difference?!?!). In trying to explain why I was crying to Gracie, who was impatiently waiting for me to read her more Fancy Nancy, I ended up crying even more. Once you have children of your own, you will understand how every child becomes your child, and thus every child's hurt becomes your child's hurt, and every child's joy becomes your child's joy, and this can lead to a LOT of crying!
While I was watching, I kept thinking about you, not as kids who might get hurt, but as kids who will grow up to make the world a better place. I was thinking if one of you becomes a doctor, you would be the type of doctor to donate your time for something like this. If one of you runs an airline, you would be the type of business person to donate free flights for people in need. You never know where life is going to lead you, but I know that it will lead each of you to do good for others. That is what keeps me working hard each and every day - the certainty that I have that you will all pay it forward.
I want you to watch this story on your own computer so you can hear and see it up close. I know you will be as moved as I was. After you've viewed, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with the class by commenting on this post.