So part of the Thomas Jefferson Education philosophy is that everyone has a mission in life. I'm trying to define/encapsulate my own mission, but in searching around for resources, I found this woman's blog entry about "passion equals mission". It's a great read, but even if you aren't interested, you have to check out this FRONTLINE special on Hero Rats. You may have heard of them before--I have. They detect landmines and are also being trained to detect tuberculosis. Amazing. I think next Christmas I'll be sponsoring some Hero Rats in honor of some loved ones.