Monday, August 22, 2011

Very Moving Jack Layton Letter

If only every politician could go out with this much class: Jack Layton's last letter to Canadians.

I find it particularly moving that Mr. Layton thought to include the following:

"To other Canadians who are on journeys to defeat cancer and to live their lives, I say this: please don’t be discouraged that my own journey hasn’t gone as well as I had hoped. You must not lose your own hope. Treatments and therapies have never been better in the face of this disease. You have every reason to be optimistic, determined, and focused on the future. My only other advice is to cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey, as I have done this summer."

That he was thinking of others in similar situations, even at the end, says a lot about the type of man Jack Layton was.

1 comment:

Sue G said...

Every part of his letter was a class act. So sad tonight.