Sometimes my brain gets overwhelmed by thinking big and overloads with all the “stuff” of my life. I think about the multitude of sorrows, significant and insignificant failures, timeless loves and continuing losses, sicknesses, dismay, and fear. At those times, I remind myself to find gratitude for good health and all the joys of family and friends. These thoughts can become the motivation to serve our community. We can use our lifelong experiences to learn from and bless one another. None of this stuff needs to be wasted. Whatever we have waded through and learned from can provide us with energy to repair the world. Tikkun Olam. Sometimes we forget that the power to make a difference, to repair the world, lies within each of us.