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Many years ago, my grandfather, Papa Joe, said this about life, "to be happy all you really need is...

1. Good health

2. A roof over your head

3. Enough money to treat a date to the movies every once in a while

the rest is just gravy."

The movie part always made me laugh, but for a boy growing up dirt poor in Brooklyn, New York with 8 brothers and sisters, going to the movies every once in a while was a big deal. Papa Joe was never one to take anything for granted and his 3 really speak to an ability to see the silver lining even when things get stormy.

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