I have written many times here of my great love for the Lubavitcher Rebbe. One of his most extraordinary attributes was his unfailing optimism.
This morning, not 5 minutes after receiving the text from the little girl’s mom, I took Avery out to potty, and collected my mail.
Just one letter.
I have been unconditionally admitted to the education program! This, I did not even think was a possibility. Due to timing, and misunderstanding how the test scores were reported, I was told that I MIGHT be admitted on academic probation, but I should very likely expect full denial to the program. Unconditional acceptance was not even on my radar!
Everyone I have told today has expressed sympathy for my job. Not one person has shared my excitement in this VERY BIG step.
Not a single person has been willing to look at this this moment with optimism. I no longer have a job that I didn’t love to begin with, and am officially on my way to a real degree, to eventually land a real job, and maybe, finally have real security.
I want to look at this like The Rebbe. Doesn’t anyone want to be optimistic with me?