Hello fellow Rotarians,
November is a month of Celebrations and Thanks. We start the month off with the celebration of Diwali. It is a celebration of light over darkness, good over evil, hope over despair, and knowledge over ignorance. It’s a time for families and friends to get together to decorate, gaze into the radiance of light, and enjoy culinary delights prepared from lifelong family recipes. As I embrace this rich cultural experience, I will remind myself to be an inspiration to others and to be that shining light for others.
As we move through the month, I will also remind myself of the many blessing bestowed upon me. I will give Thanks to those who have entrusted me with their personal thoughts and feelings. I will give Thanks to the ones who love me – especially to my wife, daughters, parents, and friends. I will give thanks to Rotary for opening my eyes to new possibilities, a world without polio, and millions of people making a difference and inspiring change in this world. I have received much more that I have yet to realize, but each day I give Thanks for all of the riches of life I have received.
I have a special “Thank You” to YOU, Niles Rotarians, for being an extraordinary club. You always try to give where and when you can in efforts to make this world a little brighter. You care for one another as one of your own. You do the best you can and give it your all. You help those who need assistance, yet never ask for anything in return. Your light is shining the brightest when helping others. Thank you for opening my eyes, my ears, and my heart for this great gift.
Happy Diwali and Thanksgiving to all,