MY FIRST QUESTION after hearing about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death: Did he have a family?

To learn that indeed he had a partner for 15 years and 3 children with her made the whole thing so much sadder for me. It reinforces the truth that even within our relationships and families, within our achievements, we can still be in so much pain, we can still be seeking escape, oblivion.

That success and fulfillment do not necessarily go together at all.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about people who are truly fulfilled. Whose lives are miracles to other people.

Few people on earth seem more miraculous than Nick Vujicic. He was born without arms or legs. He was bullied as a kid, and at age 10 he tried to kill himself. Now, 19 years late, he’s written two books, acted in an award winning film, and has received more than 30k requests as a speaker.

His message of hope is so simple and profound. Take a minute to hear his voice, his passion. What walls can you turn into doors?

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