Anne Frank’s sister, Margot has always told me….
“Put your money where your mouth is.”
And she’s right about that.
Margot often gave her little sister advice about money.
That you should talk as if you’re wealthy; not like you came from the poorhouse.
Margot Frank didn’t like her talking like she was poor.
Margot’s chance to teach her sister a lesson came when she wanted to see a movie.
Anne wanted to go as well.
Margot had money saved up.
When Anne asked her Margot for some money to see the movie,
Margot told her,”no.”
Anne never forgot about the lesson about ‘putting her money where her mouth was.’
Speak of prosperity and you will receive all the riches in the world.
Speak of failure and you will lose your place in line.
Norman Vincent Peale
Go for broke!
Miep Gies passed on.
It was on the morning news when I woke up.
Ms. Gies was a secretary who hid the Franks and their friends in an attic for two and a half years.
When the Franks were found in the attic and sent to a prison camp, Ms. Gies was the one that saved Anne’s diary from the hands of the Nazis.
Although Anne died in vain in a death camp, Ms. Gies urged Anne’s father to publish it.
To this day, Anne’s diary stood the test of time. It was the work of Ms. Gies that Anne’s voice and spirit will live on.
Miep once told a classroom of children in 1997 that she wasn’t a hero; Miep told them the reason she hid Anne and her family in the attic, she knew it was the right thing to do.
At 100, Ms. Gies always talked about her friends and about Anne until she took her last breath.
Miep, you were a hero to everyone. We’ll never forget your courage and sacrifice. Thank you!