Inspiration, and Gratitude

In the midst of all the violence, hatred, racism, and craziness in the world right now, this week is a much needed time to stop and remind ourselves that there is so much to be thankful for. If we are alive, we have already made it through innumerable hurdles to still be alive. If we thrive, if we succeed at anything, if we have any joy in our lives, it is because someone helped lift us up along the way, and we can be grateful. This whole idea of self-made men and women who pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps is an absurd proposition: we do well only when others do well by us. I have an old friend, Bernard Rapoport, who after 95 years as a force of nature passed away a few years ago

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