Words to live by: "If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? But when I am for myself, then what am "I"? And if not now, when?"..."A single candle can light a thousand more without diminishing itself."..."Take care of yourself - you never know when the world will need you."..."What you yourself hate, don't do to your neighbor. This is the whole law; the rest is commentary. Go and study." All spoken by Hillel the Elder. And, lastly, spoken by Maya Angelou: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." I wear many hats from mother and partner to student and friend, but, at the end of the day I sincerely want my life to have mattered--to have lifted the burdens of others in some small way. To have eased the suffering of humanity and contributed to the greater good. If I can do that with whatever time I will be given, then I will be satisfied.

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