Ever since my Dad died about 18 months ago, the first thing I do when I wake up every morning is to check my Facebook memories. I love to find a photo or a quick supportive, or funny comment he made on one of my posts. On my memory feed this morning, I had a different experience. It was a stark reminder of how much has changed, and somethings hold so true.
One year ago, I posted this picture in my closet of two unpacked suitcases, and I joked that I had to decide which one to unpack for my trip that day. Pre COVID, my life was about trains, planes, and automobiles. Now I have learned to speak and teach virtually, and I do not need those suitcases anymore. My Dad used to hate my travel schedule. I am sure he is smiling down about this. 😊
Seven years ago, I posted a note that MultiFunding had finalized a lease for our current office space. This was our fifth move in seven years, and we doubled our space. I received lots of congratulatory comments. Yet somehow, this rite of passage is not so important anymore. Our team has learned to work virtually and expanded through hiring across the country now. I think of all the rent, we could have saved. 😊
My memory from eight years ago is even more true today than it was back then I shared a quote from Rabbi Wolpe that said: An African proverb teaches, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Join others in community and in private life. May we be blessed to go far together.