Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
I know people whose family was saved because of the heroism of this one man.
You are much deeper, much broader, much brighter than any idea you could have of yourself.
—Harry Palmer (via kari-shma)
- I brought in the new year with a case of some nasty bug which has left me pretty much tied to my bed for the last 4 days.
- I have gotten really bad about updating my Tumblr.
- I feel entirely demotivated
- I don’t make new year resolutions because I believe in setting goals along the way and not to make some big monumental goals that are generally too ambitious.
So since I am taking resolutions out of my vocabulary, I am going to list some goals that I will try to make happen when they happen.
1. Go to more places with friends.
2. Make NEW friends.
3. Call up old friends.
4. Write thank you/appreciation/you’re awesome cards to all the people that make my life as incredible as it is.
5. Mail/give/deliver said cards to said friends
So this is my current list coming into the semester. If it’s not already obvious the biggest thing that I want to improve in my life right now are my relationships with the people around me. Just that simple, or is it?
I wish you all a wonderful New Year and I hope that you are feeling thoroughly healthier than me!