Last night I had the amazing opportunity to see one of my favorite authors, not to mention my favorite inspirations.
Greg Mortenson wrote the book "Three Cups of Tea" which I read last spring and loved. It was the second book I had read on developing countries and the need for education, not to mention the discrimination of little girls worldwide. Ever since then, I have had this little seed sitting in my head, constantly saying "what is it you want to do my friend...?".
Greg has now written a new book, "Stones for Schools" which is the continuation of his journey to educate the children - especially the girls, of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
After his talk, we waited in line to have him sign the books that we had purchased. While I had only purchased one book, when he heard that I had four boys, he was so incredibly generous and gave me FIVE more books - one more of the new book, signed to #1, one "Three Cups of Tea" signed to #2, and two of his children's books, one signed to each of the younger boys. He also gave me an extra "Three Cups of Tea" to donate to #2's school. I think that I will donate one of each to each of the boys' schools as the books themselves are incredible and as his entire purpose is to educate children, the idea of educating the children here in America on the plight of children worldwide is something I know he supports.
I also want to say that he spent nearly five minutes talking to me. The man is one of the kindest human beings I have ever met. We are both from Minnesota (as was his "handler") so we talked at length about that, as well as what needs to be done out there. I shared my dream of one day taking photos of the children that he educates, and he said that I should follow that dream. In my book, he wrote "to a fellow Minnesotan, be inspired"~ I now have an author crush...
Have a lovely Wednesday mes amies,