Welcome to the EpiphanyChannel Blog!
Since everyone and their dog, literally, has a blog these days, (I especially like the dachshund blogs, of course – see Lord of the Wiens), I was informed that once I launched my EpiphanyChannel.com site, I needed to have one, so here we are…
I’ll be writing and musing about the Epiphany Project and about epiphanies themselves and epiphanies about epiphanies…but you never know, I’ve never done a blog before, so I’m sure I’ll be musing about other what-nots and going-ons…we’ll see what happens…
For my very first blog entry, I will go with what I would love my watchers and readers to do – suggest and talk about people whose greatest epiphanies they would like to know about. I received an email about Nobel Prize Nominee Irene Sendler recently and have pasted it below. I would love to know what this amazing woman’s greatest epiphany in life was…look at that face!
Irena Sendler – who recently died at 98 years of age, was a 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
During WWII, Irena was given permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive – she knew what the Nazi plan was for Jews…
Irena smuggled out infants in the bottom of a tool box she carried in the back of her truck. She used a burlap sack for bigger children. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with her dog. The barking covered noises of the infants and children.
Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 infants and children before she was caught! The Nazi’s broke both her legs and arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record in a jar buried under a tree in her back yard of all the children she smuggled out. After the war, she tried to locate all parents that may have survived to reunite families, but most had been gassed. The children she could not reunite were placed with foster families or adopted.
Irena was nominated for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won for An Inconvenient Truth.
I looked Irena up after getting this email and found her website where you can find loads of information on her and her story (including the fact that Hallmark did a movie on her that aired on CBS in April starring True Blood’s very own Anna Pacquin as Irena) and this blurb was on the home page:
“He who changes one person, changes the world entire.”
which reminded me of what G.W. Bailey says in his interview for Epiphany…
‘When one life changes, many lives change.’
There was another quote that G.W. shared with me that I love by J.M. Barrie (the guy who wrote Peter Pan). They use it in all the Sunshine Kids’ literature, but since it isn’t by G.W., I didn’t mention it in his interview for the book or website, so I’ll share it here:
‘Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.’