Making A Difference

Note: This posting is based on my weekly “Thank God It’s Monday” that helps you and your company thrive!

This week’s focus: making a difference

I was struck by the lead of this story:

“My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”


“These were the words spoken this week in the north-west of Pakistan by a man whose teenage son was killed as he stopped a suicide bomber entering a school.” 

The story continues:

“Aitzaz Hassan, 15, died in hospital after confronting the bomber who then blew himself up at the school gates in the district of Hangu on Monday. As people across Pakistan spoke out in praise of the teenager’s courage, the boy’s father returned to the country from the Middle East to offer his own tribute.

Aitzaz has made us proud by valiantly intercepting the bomber and saving the lives of hundreds of his fellow students,” 55-year-old Mujahid Ali Bangash, told the AFP news agency.”

Most people hope to make a difference in their life. Aitzaz Hassan certainly has achieved that losing his life in the process while saving many others. He’s a hero. Many owe their lives to him. His selfless action made a profound difference. And, for that, I recognize him and his sacrifice here.

Thought for the week:

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway


What do you think? I welcome your comments!

Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting

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One Response to Making A Difference

  1. Victoria Gutierrez says:

    Wow! That was an amazing story. I have a 15 year old son who would do the exact same thing if he was in the situation. Alot of people can say they want to make a difference but not many are willing to sacrifice that much for it to happen. Awesome thought for the week. Thank you Dave! I have written it on my white board in the office!


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