Just as I was finishing off the newsletter I opened “The Week” (August 21, 2015) to find this story:
A Turkish couple celebrated their wedding day by hosting 4,000 Syrian refugees at their reception part in the southern city of Kilis near the Syrian border. Fethullah Uzumcuoglu and his bride Esra Polat borrowed a food truck from a local charity and pooled the money they received as wedding gifts to pay for the feast. Still in suit and gown, the newlyweds spent much of their party handing out meals to grateful refugees. “Seeing the happiness of the Syrian children is just priceless,” said the groom. “We started our journey to happiness by making others happy. That’s a great feeling.”
I’d say they are off to an amazing start!