|Posted by John R. Daubney on February 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM|
I have been reading a gripping and inspiring novel written by Jack Mayer, a pediatrician and writer from Vermont. His book, Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is based on the real-life exploits of Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who was a social worker in Warsaw during the time of the Nazi occupation of Poland and was responsible for smuggling 2500 Jewish children out of the Jewish Ghetto, saving them from certain death in the death camps or through starvation or disease. It is also the story of three Kansas high school girls who discovered the story of this virtually unknown hero of the Holocaust and fashioned it into a play they called LIFE IN A JAR which they then took across the US and eventually to Poland itself. As they took on this project which began as a school history project, they became impassioned by the selfless passion Irena Sendler had for rescuing these children. These high school girls, nearly 60 years after the events happened were deeply moved and motivated by what they came to learn
This is a great example of he power of the passion and power of just one person’s deeds. If we give from our hearts in whatever we do with love and higher intention for all concerned we never know what ripple-effects our efforts will produce over time.
Whenever I get tired and marketing doesn’t seem to be going all that well I think of why I am doing this work and I think of the wonderful people who have trusted me with their stories, and I am once again refreshed and re-energized.
“Sometimes our light goes out, but it is blown again into instant flame, by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” - Albert Schweitzer
Life in a Jar : The Irena Sendler Project may be purchased at www.longtrailpress.com .