Friday, May 13, 2011

Well Thumbed Wednesday

If i had my way my ass would hate me 'cause i'd sit on it all day just reading.  Thankfully, that is not the case, but i am always excited to find great new, and old, books to read.  So if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to suggest titles you love.

Today's Well-Thumbed book is Little Princes by Conor Grennan.  It tells the true story of a man who gave up his job to travel the world in one year, a man after my own heart.  And though he did make it around the world, it was his first stop in Nepal where he worked at an orphanage as a volunteer that led to a life long adventure he wasn't expecting.  His stop in Nepal was really more of a "justification" for a trip around the world that most of his friends and family thought was inappropriate for a grown man, but our plans all have a way of rewriting themselves without our knowledge.

Children have the power to completely alter one's life, and never more so than when we think we know better.  It is always fun to watch, or read about, a single man stumbling through the process of learning to care for children, but it is so completely inspiring to watch as those children teach a grown up about life.  Little Princes is Grennan's story of how these children and their situation inspired him to be more than just a volunteer, and to start a non-profit organization, Next Generation Nepal, on their behalf.  Plus, when you buy a copy of this book a percentage will go to the NGN foundation.

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