Honorable Mensch-ion

It’s All In Your Mind

I took a Lyft to a Purim party on Wednesday evening, fully dressed in an Incredibles costume. Standing on the busy corner of Wilshire Blvd. during rush hour traffic, I was self conscious with regard to my appearance.
As I opened the car door, I apologized to the driver for causing a public scene. The driver, who came to this country over 20 years ago, looked at me seriously and said, “Are you kidding me? You made my day! And wherever you are going…You’re going to make their day too!!!!”
He continued, “It’s all in your mind!”
As I exited his car and entered the party, I realized this was the message of this Purim week. Who are we? If we feel like Incredibles, we should act incredible. But if we feel like we are nothing, and have no purpose, then we will act that way too!
We are only weeks away from Passover. Freedom did not magically appear. Rather, freedom was created by a people who had it in their minds that they were better than slavery. What is in your mind that makes you incredible? Next time you put on your costume, wear it with pride, wear it with meaning, wear it with joy. Take what is in your mind and make it come alive.

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