It is to my greatest dismay that I wasn’t able to meet Mr. Mitch Albom in person. 🙁 I know it was a chance of a lifetime and I just let it pass me by. It’s not everyday that a best-selling author takes his time to visit our country. It’s not everyday that one of my favorite writers is just a bus ride away! I know I missed a lot. Being the one who wrote those stories that touched and enlightened me, I knew I have to see him and express my gratitude and support for what he is doing. And let him know that he’s making a difference and that he should continue doing so.
Well, enough of my crying over spilled milk. I heard that the event was a success. So many Filipino readers attended the book signing. So many books to be signed too little time. And so many people witnessed that Mitch Albom, more than his writing prowess, is a kindhearted man. He also visited the resilient victims of typhoon Yolanda and was inspired to rebuild school libraries that were washed away by the typhoon. He asked other authors such as John Grisham, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling to donate some of their books and help construct D.R.Y. (Donated Reading for Youth) Libraries. This campaign is a great way to inspire the casualties, or should I say the survivors, to continue rebuilding their lives. It is astonishing what a book can do to one’s life, how it can affect one’s disposition. The project also opens opportunities for those people who want to help in their own simple ways.
Well, this is just a simple gesture of gratitude. Thanks to people like Mitch Albom who care and pave their way to help. May God bless you more for being a blessing to others.
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