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