This book is an autobiographical account of Kaneko Ikeda, wife of the President of the Soka Gakkai, Daisaku Ikeda. For the very first time she speaks of her life–the events that influenced it and the passion and vision that powered it. What emerges in this book is the picture of an extraordinary woman who successfully combined the roles of a wife, mother and supporter of a worldwide peace movement. Simply told, her story provides hope and inspiration to all those who struggle to straddle several worlds. Most importantly what emerges her constant return to the basepoint of faith and the warmth and compassion her being that so eloquently and beautifully expresses itself in her unforgettable smile.