Manish, that’s such a powerful thought. I often try to remind myself just how lucky I am. Often it will be something small that I observe–a person in a wheelchair, a blind person, a photo of shelling in Gaza, etc.–that causes me to remember just how lucky I am to have a working body, relatively clean air to breathe, a safe environment, etc. There is _so much_ for me to be lucky for!

Teaching Ananda that perspective–making sure that she understands just how fortunate she is–will be a primary goal of mine in raising her. In modern societies it’s so easy to forget that not everyone has the luxuries that we have. I’m incredibly fortunate to have _access_ to a computer, with Internet, and to be able to communicate with English!