I recently had the privilege of hearing from Rabbi Daniel Cohen, author of ‘What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone?’
He told a fascinating story about Albert Nobel, the inventor of Dynamite. He received news that his brother had passed away. Then, a newspaper mistakenly published an obituary of him instead. It said he was the angel of death because he invented such a technology to kill so many people at one time.
He had an epiphany that he didn't want to be remembered that way, so he created the Nobel Peace Prize and went on to make a difference in an effort to counteract his other works.
Rabbi Cohen said that his mother, who tragically passed away from a brain aneurysm when she was age 44, always said when someone asked how she was doing, thank God, wonderful!
He thinks about that every day.
His daughter does something that I thought was worth sharing. She writes down every day something that she's thankful for and tries not to repeat it, so far she's up to 800, and she reads about 50 of them a day.
Embracing gratitude every day can make a big impact.
“You may not be able to change the world, that's true, but you can change the world for one person.”
Thanks for taking a look, and if you would like to hear him speak there is a short video available here.
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