Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Monday, November 8, 2010


Last night I had the great joy of attending an award show for an amazing organization called FREE THE SLAVES. It was a treat to sit in the front row so close to all the celebrities - Forrest Whitaker, Ashton and Demi - and to see amazing performances by The Agape Choir and one of my favorites, Jason Mraz. But even better than the celeb sightings and music was getting to witness some truly miraculous stories about people spending their lives working to free slaves. I was astonished to learn that there are 27 million slaves in the world -- more than any other time in history -- in India and Africa, and more surprisingly -- in America. How could that be?? I was so thankful to have my eyes opened and hope I can be a part of spreading the word so that some day this plague on humanity may finally end. If you want to learn more, please check out
I am grateful for the physical and spiritual freedom I enjoy. And I am thankful for the former slaves I had the great joy of meeting last might thanks to the tireless efforts of some real life heroes. One of my favorite quotes of the night came from a former slave who said to his liberator "You are an answer to all of my prayers." What a beautiful thing -- I want to strive in this life to be the answer to someone's prayers -- could there be any greater joy?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, that night was truly eye opening and sobering... and also a beautiful celebration of freedom. We give our time, energy, and money to so many great causes -- I've gotta think there have been some prayers answered along the way :)