I received the following email an hour ago, but read it only 5 minutes ago. I can NOT describe how honored and humbled I feel right now. I had to share this with you!!
date Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 1:54 PM
Dear Tabitha and family,
Nearly a month ago I decided to write a series of emails to a friend and her husband. At the time Israeli tanks were pounding Palestinian homes, they were quite distressed about what was happening, and I took it upon myself to demonstrate that despite the news on the TV, this world was knit together by a continuing series of selfless peaceful acts that mostly passed unnoticed. So I started to write emails about all these acts done by others... "1 of 28", "2 of 28" and so on. As well as using personal experiences that were happening day to day, I used Google to alert me everytime the words "act of peace" came up on a website anywhere. This was unwise, I was correct that there was a lot of peace going on - but it sure gave me a lot of emails to go through! Ah well, no problem - at least it proved my point!
I am now near the end of the meditations that I am imposing on my long suffering but now somewhat cheered up friends, and despite wanting to give up on going through the google alerts (I still have 43 unread and they come through about every 40 minutes) I did my duty tonight. It was worth it because I came across your blog. Your story is now "26 of 28" of the acts of peace I have sent on to them. I hope that is OK with you...
Tabitha please keep on writing and please keep on being so inspiring for those around you, and thank you for the simple act of faith in humanity who you dont know, but for whom you are willing to tell a lovely cheering story.
Best wishes, John Evans