It has been a challenging month with the recent horrific attacks in Israel and the violent aftermath affecting so many innocent people. When life feels dark, I cling to what inspires me. And this woman surely does. This remarkable human (my first cousin from my grandfather) was born in Salonika, Greece and grew up in Monastir (now Bitola, N. Macedonia) and was one of the 2% of Jews from that city who survived WWII. This month she turned 106 (!!!!!) years young. She has survived multiple wars, multiple bouts of COVID and much hardship in her 106 years of life. Yes she still offers grace, blessings and hope to everyone who is lucky enough to know her. She is my light in the darkness.