• Daily Life,  Finding Purpose

    The boy I saw on the 2 train

    I’m on the NYC subway taking the 2 train from downtown Brooklyn to Times Square. It’s a week from Christmas on a Friday night. The man sitting across from me appears to be half-drunk, although I know he isn’t. He is smiling and I see his speech is a direct result of his almost toothless mouth. Still, his words doesn’t always make sense. His mind isn’t altogether and I’m wondering how he got that way. But my heart is breaking for the boy who’s sitting at the very end of the train cart with his hood over his head,¬†slumped¬†over. “Hey, son!” Yells out the almost toothless man. “Take a picture…

  • Articles,  Finding Purpose

    The Power of Your Uniqueness

    I believe in the power of uniqueness. And I believe that’s why no two people have the same fingerprint, because everyone was created to do something and be someone different. Unfortunately, instead of fostering our gifts and talents, and fulfilling our purpose, we become jealous and compare ourselves to others. We become so concerned about what “they” are doing that we lose focus on what we should be doing. We become so obsessive of how “they” may take our positions, that we sabotage and discourage them from achieving. We become envious because “they” are leading great lives. The sad part is… We spend far too much time envying people, rather…