Second Mile Award 2010 honors Erwin A. Thompson at 95
My father, Erwin A. Thompson, turns 95 this November 9th.
My birthday present to him is to establish an annual Second Mile Award. The holder of the 2010 award receives:
--a $500 honorarium,
--a certificate designed by my niece,
--publication on Riehlife of the nomination essay.
The deadline for nomination essays is November 9, 2010--my father's birthday. He'll join me in reading the essays to determine the holder of the 2010 Second Mile Award.
The Second Mile Award honors Elders 75 years and older whose dignity, character, creativity, and connection to community have contributed to the world around them.
My father based his life on the parable of the Good Samaritan: Matthew 5:41: “And whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him, go twain."
To find out how to nominate an Elder, learn more about the award, the meaning of the Second Mile, and my father's life click on the Second Mile Award tab. Make sure to read "Who is Erwin A. Thompson?" and "What is the Second Mile?"
What better way to voice the Village Wisdom for the 21st Century that Riehl Life is dedicated to?
Thanks to my blogging buddy Eden Maxwell who suggested the idea.
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