May 13, 1981–The Vatican
As Pope John Paul II enters St. Peter’s square to give his weekly address, an escaped murderer emerges from the crowd and fires four shots into the pontiff’s open car.
The gunman is a hired assassin and he is trained to kill.
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others.” –Cicero
Yesterday, I found myself digging through my “feel-good file,” a collection of all the kind notes, thank you cards, and inspirational letters I’ve received over the past 15 or so years.
I often pull out these notes to boost my spirits when I’m down and out.