January 19th, 2011

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R. Sargent Shriver

A life worth living. As far as "What are you doing for others?" I can honestly say if this man didn't exist, I might not either. I never met him, and I'm not sure if my mom ever did either.
He was instrumental in forming Vista though. Volunteers in Service to America.
My mother was a volunteer for Vista. She was sent here to Alaska after training. She lived in a tiny village with only a few indoor toilets teaching children how to read and write. A fairly innocent California girl who had lived near cities her entire life, finding out how primitive living conditions were in parts of America came as a shock.

It's been in the back of my head since last month, and like Martin Luther King Jr. said "What are you doing for others?"
Never seems like enough really.