A Velvet Revolution
The words of Doris "Granny D" Haddock at the age of 95...this year!
"...a movement....to be successful....must become that place where people go for personal help....in every neighborhood that needs help....filled with volunteers who have learned that the joy of life comes only through service."
"Look at me: I am still alive, and I am looking at you, and you are alive. This is our world as much as anyone else's. We who are old enough or wise enough to see the edges of life can understand that we have a choice between fear and joy, and between victimization and service...happy days are here again when we but say they are. We do not turn our hearts away from injustice or suffering, indeed we mend them as best we can with our joyful engagement and our courageous non-cooperation with the forces of fear and death. And no one can take away our joy."....
"This is our Velvet Revolution, American style. We resist what we must and what we can. But our victory is not in defense, but in a cultural offensive made irresistable by the power of love and courage, pulling our people together, and our own lives together, over time."
"For the will of one can change the world, and the might of millions can lift up mankind." ~ John Edwards