Sunday, February 17, 2008
I have been gone for a while - that is worthy of another post - but while I was away I read a great book called Three Cups of Tea. It is the true story of a man named Greg Mortenson who has an amazing, adventurous life but it is all about his efforts to build schools (specifically for girls) in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is so incredible what he has done. I am ready to pack up and move with my kids to some crazy place and just teach or do something. We are so spoiled and I want to go somewhere and do something.
A few favorite quotes:
"Haji Ali taught me to share three cups of tea, to slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects. He taught me that I had more to learn from the people I work with than I could ever hope to teach them."
He quoted Mother Teresa: "What we are trying to do may be just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
Alex Lowe (A respected alpinist): "Greg has quietly been moving even greater mountains on his own. What he has accomplished, with pure tenacity and determination, is incredible. His kind of climb is one we should all attempt."