Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Mortenson spoke to students at the elementary school where his mother was working. He addressed the education problems in Pakistan and what his plans were. In response, the kids took up a collection of pennies to donate to his cause. Greg says, "Children had taken the first step toward building the school and they did it with something that's basically worthless in our society-pennies. but overseas, pennies can move mountains." That final line, "Pennies can move mountains" is so important. It's a metaphor for Greg and all his efforts. Every small step he takes is a penny toward moving his personal mountain- a school for Korphe. This is a powerful message to remember: everyone is capable of doing something good. Just take it one step at a time.