I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary. ~Lou Holtz
We are always looking for inspiration. Fortunately, life is full of it if you are open to it.
Sometimes inspiration is obvious. Malala Yousafzai, a courageous 14 year old girl in Pakistan, has inspired countless people in her short life. Her simple desire to go to school, first to be a doctor and then a politician to help bring change, is a laudable desire in many parts of the world. In her area, it was condemned. She bravely campaigned for girls’ rights, speaking out about life under the Taliban starting at the age of 11. She won a national award for bravery. Yesterday she was shot in the neck and head by the Taliban and left for dead.
It is unimaginable that her innocent desire could threaten grown men. However, a spokesperson for the Taliban stated that if she survived they would try to kill her again, and that this should be a lesson. Miraculously, Malala is still alive, and surgeons have cemoved the bullet from her brain.
The Taliban is correct. Malala should be a lesson. One of courage. Pop Karma will be donating 5% of our sales this week to helping Malala and her family survive, or to girls’ education in Pakistan, the cause she championed.