“Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.”
I read this quote and all the while acknowledging just how true it is, it made me think of a video I had seen on Facebook. Sir Nicholas Winton is a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of nearly 700 children from Nazi Death Camps before WWII. In this video, he is caught off guard when he finds himself surrounded by the "children" he rescued so many years prior. It really is the most touching and beautiful video.
Although we still have miles and miles to go, universally we have come such a long way. Being a minority myself, it is especially mind boggling to me that anyone could look at a person, a child at that, and decide that they are somehow less than human. It is insane; so I am especially moved when I hear stories about the few that stood up for injustice. Nicholas Winston is one of the brave few and quite frankly, he spat in the face of adversity. The greatest part about it is, nothing that he did was in vain and he got to see that. He was able to see all the lives he touched and how much his good deed has changed so many people. I have faith that those individuals will go on to be a positive force in this world and fight for the good. His light is still shining on through all these people and even when he is gone, it will keep shining. That is certainly something to be celebrated.