Saturday, January 26, 2008

Three Cups of Tea

I am reading a really inspirational book right now. It is called Three Cups of Tea and tells the story of Greg Mortenson who failed in his attempt to summit K2 and discovered how he could change the world. He has spent the last 10+ years building schools in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the surrounding areas, striving to give the poor children in those countries a chance for an balanced education. It is just so amazing to me that one person, who is determined to make the world a better place, really can succeed in doing so. I am inspired by his dedication and determination. My favorite thing about this book is how it points out that education is our best tool at changing the mindset of people and truly empowering nations. That sounded like it came right off of Reading Rainbow. It was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Anyway, you don't have to take my word for it!

1 comment:

Audrey said...

Your inspiration is inspirational to me! Thanks for sharing.