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    On Jul 20, 2009 Liz, iJourney Audio Editor wrote:

    I shared this piece with my husband.  He then said to me, “Sweetie, that is who you are.”  Funny -- I showed it to him because I thought it described who he is.  No matter where we go, I see him befriend and embrace perfect strangers and leave them humored, warmed, and ultimately, “changed.”  I want to be like him, like Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, a compassion monger.  So I work at it.  I awake each day with this goal in mind:  to embrace my husband, children, the grocer, the banker, even strangers in line with me.  Daily, I pray for G-d to remove from me every single character defect that would prevent me from radiating the goodness He put me here to spread.   I then ask that He fill me with what I need to do His will.  It is only through daily prayer, diligent work, learning and spiritual study that I can go out and hope to embrace every life I touch.  Every single life.

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