As a society, we are often quick to recognize the accomplishments of those in the public eye. However, there are those whose tireless dedication and humility often go unnoticed. Rosalynn Carter is a shining example of such a leader. Through her 26 years as the First Lady of the United States of America, as well as her advocacy for mental health and other humanitarian causes in the years since, Rosalynn has been an inspiring example of courage and charity. As the wife of President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn supported her husband in advocating for civil rights and other causes, despite heavy opposition. She also traveled extensively, meeting with foreign leaders and raising awareness for important issues, such as human rights and economic development. Her most famous accomplishment was leading the fight against the crisis of mental health in the U.S. She pushed for the Mental Health Systems Act, which provided vital funding for mentally ill Americans and their families. She was also a major advocate for the elderly, fighting to increase Social Security benefits and reduce poverty. In the years since Jimmy Carter’s Presidency, Rosalynn has willingly given her time and resources to support worthy causes around the world. For example, she played a pivotal role in efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and Asia. Her commitment to helping others extended beyond the boundaries of the United States, as she was a major figure in extending support to Latin American countries. Rosalynn is an exemplar of selfless service, and her work has changed the lives for millions of people both in the United States and abroad. Her example serves as a reminder that we all have a role to play in improving the lives of others, no matter how small. On this Thanksgiving, we should be sure to recognize Rosalynn Carter and all those like her who give so much to make the world a better place.