These days, everybody has a "cause". I do. I have two. I help organise a blood drive at the Indianapolis GenCon and I work with the Veterans for Freedom. It's to the point that I'm really starting to annoy friends and family over the Iraq issue. But I also know when to let it go.
With the Holidays asserting themselves, It really cheers me up to see Jennifer Anniston, Antonio Banderas, and Robin Williams helping Margo Thomas continue her father's crusade for St Jude Children's Hospitals. They aren't moaning about abortion, dolphin safe tuna, the environment, or how President Bush is the AntiChrist.
They're just trying to make the lives of some very sick children a little better and, if they are lucky, a little longer. That's what makes a someone a hero.
Take a few moments, in the coming holiday season and the coming year, offer some prayers, incense, whatevery you do, for these three people that are doing something decent. They are doing something that they do *not* have to do. They are heroes.
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