Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CNN's Hero of the Year is a Filipino Teacher

I woke up very early this morning at 4am feeling so restless. I feel like I'm in a crossroad, I don't understand. I was working the whole day yesterday but my mind was somewhere else. Just a few minutes ago, my husband shared me this news: Yesterday, Efren PeƱaflorida won over nine other "CNN heroes," seven of whom were American. He is a Filipino teacher.

In his acceptance speech at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CNN quoted him as saying: "Serve, serve well, serve others above yourself and be happy to serve. As I always tell my co-volunteers... you are the change that you dream as I am the change that I dream and collectively we are the change that this world needs to be."

I hope to meet him one day. He is the teacher that I want to be.

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