Friday, August 31, 2007

A tribute....of sorts

Ten years ago, a wonderful person died. We know about her from news reports, although many met her and were touched by her kindness. Once she became focused, she devoted her life to helping the poor, the downtrodden, and society's castoffs.

Many of the poor she helped were children. She appeared in orphanages and pediatric wards to encourage, support, and comfort the abandoned or ill.

Her work became widely know in the 1970's, and she was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1979.

I'm talking about, of course, Mother Theresa. Do yourself a favor amid all the Diana hoopla going on in the media: Read up on a person who devoted her entire existence to the wellbeing of others.

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