Morning Squall

I'm not exactly sure how I got to this website at 7:00 this morning.   In fact, I'm not exactly sure why I was up before 7:00 this morning, but that's neither here nor there.  Dan and I spent a few minutes scrolling through these billboards and by the end of it, I was squalling.  (That's crying really hard, for those of you not familiar with the southern-ism.)

I've seen these all over for a few years now (and I'm sure you have too), but to read them all one after another, after another was too much for my sleepy, weepy, not-yet-caffeinated self.

The link:  Values "Pass It On" Billboards.

My favorites are:

"Donated $100,000 in tips to help kids."

"Oldest college grad."

"Fostered goodwill.  And 100 kids."

"Dad's been behind him for 65 marathons."

"From homeless to Harvard."

"Lost leg, not heart."

"On the 10,000th try there was light."

"Donated bone marrow to stranger."

And of course, "Climbed Everest.  Blind."

Nothing moves my heart quite like stories of overcoming and stories of lavish sacrifice.  Not just giving more than is expected, but giving more than is reasonable.  50% of your annual income, your bone marrow, your whole life for more than 50 years.

I want my life to be characterized by this kind of selflessness.  Wow.  Just wow.