Monday, January 04, 2016

Just one thing!

It was sooooo simple. In fact, it was so simple that it was almost incomprehensible. Almost invisible. It was so simple, that almost nobody zeroed in on it.

How could everything boil down to just one thing? How could it be? How could one thing be the answer to everything that anyone could ever possibly encounter?  Any disaster that might befall you. Any success that may greet you. The loss of a child, lover, wife, leg or arm. The moment when a doctor tells you that your dreadful cancer gives you only one month to live. Or winning $100 million in the lottery.

If I told you that, regardless of everything or anything that you knew, nevertheless, it was true. Everything boils down to just one thing!

"To maintain an incredible sense of hopefulness and confidence about the future. So much so to believe that you can do and try anything and be successful."

PS: How do I know that this is true? Because my 104 year old friend Dora Tuchin told me about "Just one thing!" a very short time before she passed on.

PPS: I will work for the rest of my life to be as hopeful and confident about tomorrow as my friend Dora.



  1. A very profound statement George!

  2. Very encouraging words George.

  3. Good for you, George. That attitude is contagious, you know. It makes the world a better place for all of us. I am glad your path crossed that of your friend, Dora. And also mighty glad that my path crossed yours all those years ago. Upbeat is the way to go.

    1. RunNRose,
      Remember I wrote about meeting Dora in my apartment house parking lot as she was about to walk a 1/4 mile to get her nails done?

      At that time, I figured that Dora was being foolish about going to walk that far. I didn't understand back then!

      What really happened was, Dora's conviction that she could walk that far at 104 years of age brought her in contact with me. And then I offered to drive her.

      It was Dora's positive belief that got her to start that walk. But if Dora had not started to walk, she would not run into me willing to drive her.

      This concept that I wrote about in my blog post above, is sooooo powerful!