Last week was an emotional week for many thousands of Canadians. Jack Layton, Leader of the Official Opposition Party in Canada, passed away.
To use the wisdom of Albert Einstein, "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means."
I am not writing about politics, I am writing about a man who set an example for all of us. Mr. Layton influenced thousands of Canadians.
A True Example
He was an example of a man who truly had a passion for his work. He did not just speak about the issues; he actually worked to have issues resolved.
He took up causes that he believed in, causes that many others shied away from - causes such as the homeless, AIDS, violence against women, the environment, to name only a few.
His life was dedicated to helping others who perhaps could not help themselves.
It didn't matter what your income was, what your nationality was, what your status was, if you needed help then Jack would help!
He believed in equality for all and that no one should be left behind.
He was a source of inspiration for thousands, and when he passed away on August 22nd, 2011, it shocked a nation. People of all political beliefs, of all ages were saddened.
Never in this country's history has there been such an outpouring of emotion. And, the reason for this, is due to a . . .