This is Manny. He’s a 94-year-old WWII veteran. He sent in this picture because he and his family loved For The Sender : Love Letters from Vietnam.

Among other things, I tried to get endorsements for this book, but felt like i didn’t get much support from the corporate system that had supported me before.

System energy is interesting in that way. When the system feels like you aren’t feeding it enough, it stops feeding you and moves on to other things.

And this photograph makes everything about that system not matter at all.

Manny is what matters.

Thank you, Manny.

For your service and your lesson.

And may your holiday season, and all of our’s, be a peaceful one.