please let us remember Dr. T’s words, “You don’t get to be bitter- you get to try harder.”

can we also remember the fortune i pulled out of my cookie at Pei Wei, “Endurance and persistence will be rewarded- Lucky Numbers 42,31,12,41,13,17.” especially poignant after our “Pay your dues, earn the right and work now so you’ll have things to give when you’re middle-aged” conversation.