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As I watched my Mom die from brain cancer, I came to the realization that not much matters in life.

It matters not the size of your house, the make of your car, awards received, the day’s stock performance, a celebrity’s reality, all the material goods you’ve collected over the years, whether you work as a CEO or a stock clerk, making it into the Ivy’s, the ability to excel at sports or academia…or whether you are a herbivore or carnivore (I had to get that in there!). The list could go on and on, but you get the point.

My Mom’s suffering, during those long and painful days, taught me life’s most important lesson. It is not what we have that measures our greatness but how we treat one another.

It would be remiss of me to send out a post regarding the benefits of a healthy diet or the importance of exercise while so many people are suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. While I believe that diet and exercise are important factors to maintaining one’s well being, it pales in comparison to what really matters – helping those in need.

Here are a few ways to help:

You can send a $10 donation to the Red Cross by texting the word “HARVEY” to 90999 or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Donations can also be made online through these organizations:

It is not what we have that measures our greatness but how we treat one another. If you don’t have the means to give financially, that’s okay. You can give by performing an act of kindness. It makes the world a better place…

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