David was beloved. He was a true Central East NCSY’er through and through. I am told that David also asked himself ‘how can I spread more happiness to others’, while still asking himself the same question. All of these characteristics of David Menachem Gordon teach us all a great lesson: “Make every day count for yourself.” This motto is words to live by, for no one knows what the future holds.
I was walking through the park the other day and I saw grandfather coaching his grandson on his hitting stance while dad was pitching the ball. Could there be a more beautiful concept than three generations engaging in an activity together? No less, the handing down of the lessons learned from grandfather to son to grandson. It's Tradition, or as we call it, mesorah.
Charlie Harary explains, “We mistakenly associate humility with being passive or incapable. In fact, the English word humility stems from the Latin word humilitas, which means “grounded,” “from the earth,” or “low.” However, according to Jewish thought, humility is not meekness. A humble person can be strong, assertive and proactive. Humility is not downplaying our strengths. Humility is appreciating our G-d given talents and focusing them on the needs of others.”
A majority of people do worry about making key life decisions. Most times, they procrastinate deciding by playing on their smartphones, browsing social media, or watching hours of television programs, constantly distracting themselves from the bigger picture.