Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

March 20, 2010

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

Double entry day - I know ... making up for yesterday's absence. 

  Click to buy Three Cups of Tea

If you want to read a book that speaks to what is going on in our world specifically in Pakistan and Afghanistan, read this one.  If you care about children, education and humanitarian causes you should read this book.  If you like to learn about different cultures and parts of the world you may never travel to - this is a great book.  If you enjoy stories about real, human people making a huge difference in the world you need to read Greg Mortenson's story.  TV newscaster, Tom Brokaw, calls Mortenson, “one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, who is really changing the world”.  

I am grateful to have read this story because while it is inspiring it's also very eye-opening.  Reading this story has reminded me how thankful I need to be/should be for my education and for all of the freedoms and opportunities I have as an American woman.  I am also grateful for things like clean water, health care, shelter, an abundance of food, and missle-free skies above my head.
My mom told me I needed to 'hang in there' with the beginning of this book (it's was a little hard to get into) and I'm glad I did because it was worth the read.  


  1. Great reminder! My Superintendent has recommended that book to me several times and I've yet to read it....maybe this summer! :)

  2. I have to read that for an education class! I'm looking forward to it now that I have your recommendation!