from deeds of kindness and goodwill. For me, to earn the warm thanks expressed in a sincere handshake for something which I have done, is reward beyond measure.
When I was a boy, I lived with my grandparents. Here were two people who had very little of the material things, yet I never heard them complain. The affection and respect they had for each other and for those with whom they came in contact made an indelible impression upon me.
In the tradition of my religion, when a boy reaches thirteen, he becomes of age, a man. My grandfather, at the time, gave me these words of wisdom: “Love, respect, and generosity are the three most important words in the dictionary. If you have certain talents that permit you someday to make a lot of money, then remember this, my boy. A shroud has no pockets.” My