I have a wonderful example, from the life of my 92 year-old mother, Viola, of an open heart, open mind philosophy, She grew up with little, but has lived her life with generosity and compassion. She befriended people with mental disabilities and gave them rides to church and took them out to lunch. Hitchhikers passing our home would be treated to dinner, showers, a new set of clothes and a little cash. I have benefited having her for a role model of what empathy and "love thy neighbor" truly means. I am blessed by inheriting her open heart. Thanks mom.