Queen Elizabeth II knighting Captain Tom Moore for his significant fundraising for NHS
Good Evening, God
I had read about how Captain Tom Moore had pledged to walk 100 laps of his backyard before his 100th birthday — in order to fundraise for the British National Health Service charities. I thought, how touching! It made me feel good about our species. And it made me feel that, WOW, it is never too late for us to make a contribution!
But, today I saw a photo of the two of them — and I burst into a smile! The Queen, at 94, looks so HAPPY to be knighting Captain Tom. And Sir Tom has such a lovely expression. Two human beings who are committed to serving. Two human beings who have not stopped doing what they can to give to others.
One hundred laps of 82 ft each — may not seem like much. But, doing it on a walker while his broken hip was healing? Doing it in the several days before his 100th birthday? How can we not be inspired! How can we not want to do our part?
Once again, neither size nor age seem to matter.