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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Humbled By A 16 Year Old

I was recently humbled by a 16 year old girl.

If you haven’t seen the recent interview of Malala Yousafzai by Jon Stewart I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch.

Miss Yousafzai reminded me of how BLESSED I am to have grown up in the United States of America. How blessed I am that my daughter grew up as an American. Even with our current difficulties as a country, we are still free.

Miss Yousafzai recently became the youngest person ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Although she sadly did not win, I am praying that she receives numerous offers of scholarships for continued education. I would love to see her in office in her home country some day.

This beautiful young woman also made me question myself ~ “Am I doing enough?”


“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:12

“You must fight others with true peace, through dialog and education.”~ Malala Yousafzai


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I read her story in People Magazine ...she is one amazing girl!!

Vel Criste said...

I have been a follower of Malala ever since I heard about her shooting 2 years ago, she is truly amazing and her cause, something we should all support. :-) Happy Sunday Laura!

Karena Albert said...

Laura, A truly brave and unstoppable young woman. Her determination is admirable beyond.

We are very lucky in spite of the problems that exist in our country!

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Vicki said...

She is an amazing young lady and I am inspired every time I hear her speak. I'm so thankful that I live in the USA, but in my thankfulness, I need to remember to pray for and work in any way I can for those living in horrific circumstances. Plus she has a great testimony for forgiveness...

Susan said...

Thank you for posting this, Laura. I had read about her before and am, too, humbled by her courage, her perseverance and her wisdom at such an early age. God bless her. Susan

Lisa said...

It is such an inspiring story and a beautiful young woman! I'm sure many doors of opportunity will begin to swing open for her.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

She is so wise beyond her years. I was very disappointed that she was not awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. My prayer is that God will continue to protect her.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Like you, I wonder if I am doing enough when I see the courage Malala shows every day of her life. It is an inspiration to us all!

Mindy Howell said...

Wow, to be so young and have done so much already. She is very courageous. We all could learn from her to not let fear stop us from pursuing our goals. Thanks for sharing this.