Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Tribute to a Brave Heart called Miep Gies

The Internet was buzzing with news about the demise of a 100 year old Jewish woman. Miep Gies is an ordinary woman with extraordinary courage and compassion. She was the last surviving member of the group that helped Anne Frank's family between those painful years spanning 1942 to 1944.
Those of you who have read Diary of Anne Frank would know that it was a tragic first person account of the Holocaust. I've cried while reading the book. Those of you are not familiar with the book, please read it because it's worth the pain and tears. The book is a masterpiece though at some places, it will horrify you because it is true.

To the courage and spirit of great men and women like Miep Gies, I bow my head with humility and gratitude for the lives they saved, the hope they gave and the lessons they never preached but showed us for real that nothing's impossible if you really have the passion and will to make it happen for the greater good of people at large.

Can we take one idea or belief we strongly feel about and work towards making a positive change without fearing the consequences?

Think about it. Please.

6 comments:

nivedita said...

Hi,
Yes! Diary of Anne Frank is my favorite book and I too have cried while reading the book.
Please can you collect award from my blog!

Shahid Mukadam said...

I do believe that things can change, if we really believe it will..

Shahid

Susan Deborah said...

Dear Swapna:
I am glad to chose to share about Miep Gies. We all remember Anne Frank but the others who helped them survive, we seldom think of.

May her soul rest peacefully.

I don't think I can answer your question as I know that I have the ideas but the fear. . . I don't know.

Joy always,
Susan

bee!!! said...

been reading Diary of Anne Frank since my childhood .. it still churns my heart like nothing else can do ... One starts feeling grateful for evrything one has been complaining about till then ..good read , ur post I mean

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

@Nivedita: Thanks so much. Of course, I will collect it. It's an honor!

@Shahid:Yes, you are right. It all begins with good, powerful thinking.

@Susan: Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me.

@bee: Thanks so much, hope you will visit again.

Launa Hall said...

I'm so glad you mentioned the passing of this noble lady. Somehow I missed this news, and I'm glad for the chance to think about her courage and big heart. Glad I found your lovely blog, too!

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