How ‘Can I Stay At Your Place?’ Became a Wonderful Life Lesson For One Man
We make certain assumptions about people we meet along the journey of life. Such as ... that they actually have a home to live in.
Leon traveled around the world.
He was in Pittsburgh for the night, and asked an acquaintance named Tony a simple question that really didn’t seem like it would lead to where it did.
You see, unbeknownst to Leon, Tony was homeless.
Still, he offered to provide food and safety to Leon, even while on the streets of a big and intimidating city.
Leon says it changed his life.
Learning the value of a human connection to another human being offering you those basic things, even without what’s considered by many in our society to be a basic requirement to even be human — shelter — inspired Leon then and still does today. Watch:
This experience, along with many others that Logothetis lived along the way, are documented in the book, The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform the Lives Around the World.
If you want to see more from Logothetis, here's an excellent place to start.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
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