Friday, October 12, 2007

Farther from my grasp

When I was a teenager, I went to a lot of protests...protesting the U.S. funding of the Contras in Nicaragua....apartheid....whatever other issue was out there. My parents were not in love with my hippie-inspired lifestyle and attire, but my mom had moments in which I could see that she was supportive of a lot of those causes. One time, in the car, I promised, half-joking, that if I ever won the Nobel Peace Prize, I'd split the prize money with her, 50/50.

Twenty years later, I doubt I'll ever see that prize. Sorry, Mom. But someone who deserved it much more than I ever will got it today.

Another example of a man who did so much for the good of the world after his political career ended.

Hat tip to Kalisah for the link. I'm glad I can count on the local blogging community to keep me abreast of current events. And to take me shopping for something to wear to my brother's wedding.

5 comments:

Mom said...

I think this is what we're all thinking about: Micah 6:8. "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Kelly O said...

*whispers* Run, Al, run! */whispers*

I know, it's totally not going to happen. But a girl can dream.

kalisah said...

xoxo

Mrs. G. said...

Now if he would just run for Prez. It would be fun to get excited about the election.

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