MM #30 – Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization which has donated millions of dollars in charity and aid to those suffering persecution in Iraq and Syria, talks about the connection between love and gratitude in this latest Mincha Moment episode.

Mincha Moment, a web series from Diva Communications, encourages you to take a moment of gratitude each and every day. Mincha moment (MIN-khuh, with the “kh” like the “ch” in “Bach” or “loch”) refers to a moment in the afternoon – 2:30 pm is what we’ve been using – when you stop whatever you’re doing, look around and acknowledge to yourself, how truly grateful you are. If 2:30 pm doesn’t work for you, no problem. Choose another time, but stick to it. Better yet, keep 2:30 pm and pick an additional moment as well. Unlike specials in the supermarket, decongestants or hot fudge sundaes, there’s no limit to how many mincha moments you can have in a day. Because, as Aldous Huxley wrote, “Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”

Debra Gonsher Vinik and David Vinik are partners in Diva Communications, Inc, a video programming and production company in NYC. Through an interfaith kaleidoscope, they create, write, film and edit documentaries on social justice issues.

Years ago, Debra and David set their watches (now it is their cell phones) to go off every day at 2:30 pm. In addition to giving them an opportunity to reflect on all they have, Debra and David love knowing that at 2:30 pm, wherever they are, they are united, no matter the distance, in joint reflection.

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