Friday, March 27, 2009


What I’m thankful for this week: unsung heroes.

We live in a world where the traders responsible for crashing our economy for short term profit state proudly that if they were given a do over, they wouldn’t change a thing.

(“Of course not, it made money for us. Who in their right mind would change?”)

A world where the most fervent religious voices define their faith by what gives them the most personal power.

And where our politicians take polls to determine what their moral convictions will be for this day.

In such a world, it is good to be reminded that we are surrounded by heroes.

Not just those who are heroic by profession – police, firefighters, soldiers.

Not just those who are heroic by their every day existence – teachers, parents, role models.

But those who make a choice to risk all, sacrifice all, devote all to make a stand for what is right.

Even though it won’t bring them wealth, or power, or popularity.

Folks like Irena Sendler.

Never heard of her? Me neither.

And that’s the point.

Just my thoughts,


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