This is a quick thank you note to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to write in. You inspire me.
Michelle ran upstairs screaming over the weekend when she saw the envelope header – “Supreme court of the unites states”. Turns out RBG caught wind of this blog – we dressed Lua up as her for halloween – and she wrote in! I must say I was familiar with some of her work on women’s rights as a supreme court justice but wasn’t familiar with the details – or the breadth of her reach. So I went ahead and watched her recent documentary which is fantastic. So here’s what inspires me.
- You embody a rare combination of humility and power. Your physical stature is no impediment to the clarity and resolve of your purpose which shines through in your work. Through that tiny frame you have changed the world.
- You have clearly defined your life task and have not wavered from that orientation throughout your very long career. I cannot think of a person that better embodies the concept of Tikkun Olam. And thanks to your efforts my daughter’s opportunities will be significantly better than they otherwise might have been in this great country. You have changed our society for the better.
- Your work ethic, working until 4am with prune juice and coffee at hand is fantastic and inspiring.
- You’re down to earth! You certainly have more important things to do but regardless you took a few minutes out of your day to reach out. Thanks for reminding me (and my family) how little it takes – a quick note – to make a massive impact on someone’s life.
I heard about your recent fall. Wishing you a speedy recovery and thanks again.