YouTube Videos

Here is a list of the videos I have uploaded on YouTube so far. You can click on the picture or title to view the video.

 

 

 

Welcome & Introducing Myself

 

 

 

Meditation: Why We Should Do It

 

 

 

Setting up a Meditation Practice

 

 

 

Correct Meditation Posture and Motivation

 

 

Calm Abiding Meditation Instructions – Body as the   Meditation Object

 

 

 

Calm Abiding Guided Meditation – Body as the Meditation Object

 

 

 

Breathing Meditation for Beginners – A Great Meditation Technique

 

 

 

Easy Breathing Guided Meditation

 

 

 

Reincarnation, Rebirth, Life After Life & Past Life Evidence

 

 

 

 

About Buddha: Life of the Buddha

 

 

 

Tripitaka and the First Buddhist Council

 

 

 

4 Key Characteristics about Buddhism

 

 

 

Mindfulness Meditation Breathing Exercises

 

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Letting Go & Developing Unconditional Love with Mindfulness

 

Four Noble Truths

 

 

Buddhist Beliefs: The Four Noble Truths

 

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Buddhist Teachings: The Noble Eightfold Path

 

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Metta (Loving-Kindness): The Practice of Universal Love

 

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Loving Kindness Meditation – Metta Bhavana

 

Buddhist Language - Dharma or Dhamma www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

Buddhist Language: Dharma or Dhamma?

 

My Journey Into Buddhism -www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

My Journey Into Buddhism – YouTube Channel Trailer

 

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Meditation Tips On Taming The Monkey Mind (Having Too Many Thoughts)

 

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  An Attitude of Gratitude Hangout: Guided Meditation & Discussion

 

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How to Change Your Thinking and Your Life: The Four Great Efforts

 

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Jealousy & Envy: How to Overcome the Green-Eyed Monster 

 

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The Benefits of Going on a Buddhist Pilgrimage

 

Right Mindfulness  - www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

Right Mindfulness: Practical Benefits and Its Relationship with Concentration

 

www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com Walking Meditation Technique

 

 

Walking Meditation: Instructions and Benefits Explained

 

www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com Seeking Approval

 

 

Seek Peace Instead of Seeking Approval

 

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What is Karma? Definition of the Law of Cause and Effect in Buddhism

 

Nature of Mind and Defilements www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

The Nature of Mind, Five Defilements & Three Poisons in Buddhism

 

are buddhists vegetarian www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

Are Buddhists Vegetarian or Vegan?

 

no self, selflessness, five aggregates, anatta www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

No Self, Selflessness (Anatta/Anatman) & the Five Aggregates 

 

How to Practice Buddhism in Daily Life - Mini Loving-Kindness & Compassion Exercise www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

How to Practice Buddhism in Daily Life: Mini Loving-Kindness & Compassion Exercise


What Happens After Death, Buddhism Reincarnation, Our True Nature & Enlightenment - www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

What happens After Death, Buddhism Reincarnation, Our True Nature & Enlightenment (No Self Part 2)

 

Four Things to Consider When Buying A Buddha Statue - www.enthusiasticbuddhist.com

 

 

Four Things to Consider When Buying A Buddha Statue

 

The Enthusiastic Buddhist - cultivating jewel of our mind in buddhism

 

 

Cultivating the Jewel of our Mind

 

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Member’s Site Coming Soon

 

 

More videos coming soon…

 

 

 

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36 Comments

  1. Adam Sayler
    December 17, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    Thank you so much for your website and YouTube videos. I’ve been really focusing on the Metta meditation as I have not cultivated compassion well in many years. I find your voice soothing and calming and the words and progression in the meditation works very well to help me creat positive mental images and feelings.

    Thank you again and I wish you the best in all things.

    Respectfully,

    Adam

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      December 18, 2013 @ 9:13 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Adam. I’m really happy to hear that you are getting a lot from the metta meditation. I find it a very powerful practice too. 🙂

      You mentioned cultivating compassion during the metta practice, however, there is actually a different quality to be felt and experienced when feeling metta and feeling compassion. Perhaps you can feel a slight difference when it moves from wishing someone to reach enlightenment, then seeing our enemy as an object of compassion, and then sending metta out to them. It’s never a bad thing to be cultivating compassion though, it’s always encouraged! So whatever progress you are making is terrific. 🙂 I just thought I might mention that there is a subtle but tangible difference between the too.

      Much metta to you

      Best wishes

      Mindah

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  2. Richard
    February 8, 2014 @ 12:32 am

    Finding your website and your videos must be my reward for trying to be a good buddhist. I also have a page on fineart America. I enjoyed looking at your work there. You are an inspiration.

    Looking forward to your new videos.
    Thank you
    Richard

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      February 8, 2014 @ 4:56 am

      Hi Richard, thanks for your lovely comments. I can definitely see some Buddhist influence on the titles of your artwork, e.g. On the Middle Track. 😉 I really liked your shot, Fall Tree. Thanks for watching my videos, I will have another up very soon.

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  3. Melissa Rose
    February 8, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    Thank you so much for making these videos , I recently started to learn more about Buddhism and I related so much to you from your journey video, I’m still learning to understand Buddhism and have been doing a lot of research but your videos have been the most help , they are easy to understand and follow along with , I am learning so much from you so thank you for the time and effort you put into your videos you are very inspiring and I’m extremely grateful I found you

    Melissa

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      February 8, 2014 @ 5:15 am

      Thanks Melissa. I’m glad you’re enjoying my videos and getting a lot out of them. When it comes to learning about Buddhism, everyone needs to know the fundamentals of the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. Then there’s really quite a lot of freedom in what you read or study in Buddhism. The schools are all quite different in their approach and certain methods work for different people. I hope to do some videos explaining some of the differences between schools, but it’s always good for people to read and/or attend different teachings to see which is the best fit for them. Thanks for watching my channel and make sure you have a look on my Suggested Reading page as well. Keep me posted on your journey too, I’d love to hear where it takes you. 🙂

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  4. budh
    February 10, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    Hi Kumar,

    Its really great , I have started to search for a guru in life as it was not going in good direction and I considered budhha as my first choice as I have read about buddhism and amazed about it but never practiced it.
    My journey started just few days back and was really in search of a guru who can really guide me to reach the ultimate budhha..Luckily I found you and but my first impression was that ..”hmmm..its a lady””…But went through your introduction video and felt comfortable that your teachings really meet my requirement and am going along all the videos.
    Now I am done with “Calm Abiding Guided Meditation – Body as the Meditation Object” ,its really great.

    I will consider you as my guru and follow your guidance 100%.

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      February 10, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

      I’m happy that you’re enjoying my videos. If you take the teachings to heart you will definitely see a lot of benefit in your life. The Buddha is a wonderful refuge as he has the ultimate wisdom. Although I might be teaching Buddhism, it may be better to view me as a Kalyanamitra or spiritual friend. It is definitely necessary to have a teacher, however, be open to the possibility of others also being a teacher for you as well. I, myself, have several teachers who teach me in different ways. 🙂

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      • budh
        February 11, 2014 @ 5:27 am

        thank you so much for the wonderful work.

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    • Helen
      December 12, 2016 @ 8:13 pm

      I looked at Buddhism. I happened to watch a Buddhist DVD and to be honest with you the meditation exercises based on mindfulness were helpful. The sayings they had were most heartfelt. As I say I won’t be converting to buddhism myself.

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  5. leila
    May 12, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

    Thank you for all your posts and you- tube videos Mindah-Lee.I follow them closely daily, and love the sense of serenity, peace and anchoredness that they bring.I practice meditation and mindfulness, and read about them extensively but your contribution is very special(a life-saver at times)and it is a blessing to have you as a friend..whose
    warmth and love shine through:))

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      May 12, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

      Thanks Leila. I’m really happy that I can contribute so much to your practice of mindfulness and meditation. It’s nice to share this journey with you. 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  6. Odata
    June 3, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    Hi,Mindah Lee,
    I’m Odata,living in China mainlan now,all the videos you made are very helpful to understand “Buddha”.Thank you!
    By the way,you are so beautiful!
    With metta
    Odata

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  7. Lee
    August 7, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    You have a very special gift in that you teach in such a understandable and rewarding manner. Please do a video on the concept of no self. Please. That’s a tough one!

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      August 8, 2014 @ 6:01 am

      Thanks Lee. 🙂 I’m hoping to do that video next actually!

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  8. Rana Barua
    August 8, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

    The youtube videos are great endeavor to teach people the insight gem of Buddhism.

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  9. Mike
    August 28, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    One of the benefits of watching your videos compared to just reading about Buddhism is that you model a very calm personality free of ego, which shows an end result of your practice and beliefs. I had the same experience watching Eckhart Tolle, which made his books that much better. You show such a genuine calmness and peacefulness in your talks that I go, “I want to be like that,” so then I pay attention to what you say even more, knowing that if I practice what you talk about in my daily life, I can attain moments of non-ego, peaceful interactions, eventually leading to 24/7 equanimity.
    Thank you for your videos!
    Maybe you could make some videos talking about how to deal with difficult people and life situations? Kind of like, “What would the Buddha (or the Buddha in you) do?

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      August 28, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

      Ah, this is what is called pure perception! I’m still treading the path, Mike. Admittedly, Buddhism has kind of supercharged my spiritual growth and turned my life around, however, I still have more practice to do.

      I’ll keep your video idea in mind. 🙂

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  10. Karma Galay
    September 12, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    Dear Mindah,
    My name is Karma Galay from the Kingdom of Bhutan. I am born Buddhist, particularly, ritual based Vajrayana Buddhist. I saw you meditation youtube and like it very much. I am a tour operator in Bhutan and do organize many pilgrimage tour and Yoga trips to sacred places in Bhutan. Please let me know if you develop interest in doing a pilgrim trip to Bhutan.

    Regards

    Karma

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  11. David
    September 24, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

    Hello 🙂 thank you for the videos as they are so well explained and a good source of info about buddhist teaching
    Hope to see more soon…

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  12. Ro
    January 25, 2015 @ 3:05 pm

    I have been reading and trying to practice (to some degree) mindfulness for about a year or so but I haven’t been very successful. And then, karma (I think) brought me across your youtube page. Your videos have been the most helpful information I found of the subject and Buddhism in general. Your videos answered some of the question I had. I truly enjoy your videos, your calm voice and wisdom. Thank you for making them.

    On a different note, I was wondering if I could wright you in private. I am sure you get a lot of emails and are busy but I have few questions that I would like to ask you about the subject. Mostly refer about the conflict that it is going on inside me between the “warrior” and the “monk” in me and how should I go about it. Thank you.

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      January 27, 2015 @ 9:09 am

      Hi Ro, thanks for your positive feedback on my videos. I’m really happy to hear they have resonated with you. You can email me if you like (email is at the end of my About Me page), though it might take some time for me to respond. Take care.

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  13. Ro
    January 25, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

    Sorry, write not wright.

    Reply

  14. A Friend
    January 27, 2015 @ 8:39 am

    Some feel that the modern understanding of karma has lost an important aspect that has been forgotten over the years and lost in translation. It is not only the actions of the self, but also how the individual is affected and benefits from the actions of others. Karma is essentially a mathematical based scientific method of explaining cause and affect – to omit the affect of opposing forces leaves an unbalanced equation or inaccurate result. Just as in physics, where theoretical concepts require assumptions that are not part of our world (such as assuming that equations occur in a vacuum) when considering karma we must consider the effect of indirect actions and societal/environmental actions just as a physicist would consider external factors such as gravity, wind speed, etc when applying theoretical concepts to real world studies. Thank you and nameste.

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  15. Michael Cunningham
    September 8, 2015 @ 5:10 am

    Two questions. There are many different types of buddhism, so how does one determine which path to take and where does one start? Secondly, where and how does one find a good teacher as opposed to one that seems wise but is not?

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      September 9, 2015 @ 8:26 am

      If possible, it’s good to look for centers and teachers near where you live. There’s a lot of benefit in finding a community (sangha) to practice with. I recommend visiting several different traditions to see which resonate with you; then go back a few times just to be sure. Then spend more time getting the teachings/doing the practices there and reassess in 3-6 months to see if you think you’ve found a good fit or not.

      Many people can be our teachers. One thing you can look at is the ‘quality’ of their students and whether they have traits you wish to emulate. Your heart will know which teacher is right for you.

      I’ve been meaning to make a video on these topics… just haven’t found the time yet. But it’s on my To-Do list.

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  16. S. Alis
    September 15, 2015 @ 8:22 am

    Hi,
    Really really really I found what I was looking for at your website. I have watched only selflessness Anatta and the five aggregates yet.
    Moreover, I recently encountered with Geshe Tashi Tsering books on foundation of Buddhism (mind, four truths and buddhist psychology …). This is because I’m interested in Buddhist psychology approach since my undergraduate psychology dissertation, which is based on mind-body interaction assumption, was on the link between mindfulness and stress. Indeed your introduction and Geshe’s Buddhist psychology made excellent contribution to see my research finding from psychological perspective. Yes, I’m going to publish my dissertation one day as it significantly supported the mind-body interaction assumption. Perfect. Certainly I will thoroughly go through your videos and suggested readings.

    Many thanks for this priceless website.

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  17. Jim McFarland
    October 9, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

    Hello Mindah-Lee,
    Thanks so very much for all your effort and energy in putting up your videos and member site! Your videos are very informative and very clear-and well produced- and your energy is kind, happy, helpful and peaceful. The work you are doing to help expose people to these life-changing wisdom teachings is so needed right now! And your videos have certainly added to my own “on-line sangha”! Like you, I am ravenous in my hunger for these wisdom teachings, and these Dharma teachings have transformed my life- I study with the Khon or Sakya lineage too and also with Gelug and Nyingma lineages as well. I was first exposed to vajrayana in 1986 in one of its Japanese forms (Tendai). I met HH the Sakya Trizin first in 1989, and later, through “odd” coincidences found my way back to his teachings (and teachers-Rigzen Wangdu and Stephen K. Hayes) and now practice as much as I can. Thank you so much for the information on Dr. Tucker- I will be digging in to his research too. If you find time, Dr. Ian Stevenson at the University of Virginia has thoroughly and methodically investigated over 3,000 reported cases of rebirth in cultures around the world, and has some startling and eye-opening, as well as fully investigated and verified accounts. He actually approached the data as a skeptic and true scientist; and allowed the “data to play out” rather than go in with various assumptions. I believe a great video would be how to set up a simple strong daily practice, and simple Buddhist focal point (shrine). That’s of course if f you haven’t already! I apologize if you already have! I have thought about setting up a Buddhist teaching blog too, and I would love to network with you about ideas, methods, and so on! Thanks again Mindah-Lee…

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      October 11, 2015 @ 9:18 pm

      Hi Jim, it’s lovely to hear about your connection with the Sakya tradition and that your practice has been re-energized.

      Yes, Dr Ian Stevenson has done a tremendous amount of work. My understanding was that Dr Tucker was carrying on Dr Ian Stevenson’s work and perhaps gave it a greater voice.

      I haven’t gotten around to making a video on setting up a shrine. Though, I’ve made a couple of videos on various daily techniques we can practice.

      Setting up a blog isn’t such a hard thing to do. You simply need to create a WordPress.org site through a Hosting company. There’s a plethora of information on how to do this on the internet. The hardest thing is trying to maintain your blog really; the set up is simple in comparison. 😉 I wish you well with your endeavors (practice and otherwise).

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  18. Jackie
    October 10, 2015 @ 8:05 pm

    I love your videos. They are awesome and have helped me very much. Thank you!

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  19. Aaron
    June 9, 2016 @ 7:16 am

    Thank-you so much for sharing and spreading the Dharma in such an accessible and interactive way. I love your videos and posts and I feel far more connected with the larger community of Buddhists thanks to you and your work. Sometimes I feel isolated because I don’t know any other Buddhists personally.

    I wanted to ask if you could perhaps make a video or a post about making offerings at a home Buddhist altar and at a Buddhist temple. I have seen offerings of everything from flowers to Coca-Cola bottles and chocolate bars on Buddhist altars. How do you choose what to offer? How long is the offering left at the altar? How do you “dispose” of offerings after that period of time? How does this custom vary across traditions?

    Thank you so much for your thoughts and kindness.

    Best,
    Aaron from Canada

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      June 11, 2016 @ 12:14 am

      Hi Aaron, thanks for your lovely message. That’s a great suggestion for a video. You raised some really interesting questions. I’ve made a note of these and hope to make a video that will help answer most of them. Thanks again for the questions.
      Best wishes.

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  20. Joseph Reddish
    October 29, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

    Mindha, I am now a 68 yo retired man. Ever since I was young child I deeply thought and inwardly inquired…”how can I be me?”

    Fast forward; when I turned 26 I read a book on astrology…it opened my eyes widely to a much, much, broader view of the universe and existence. I soon thereafter looked into Transcendental Meditation and visited the local TM center in Cambridge, MA, and was initiated. From there my interest in Eastern and Western religion/spiritually progressively expanded, and I went on a long vigorous search for spiritual Truth. During which I explored many teachings, in many directions, i.e., gurus, paths, and religions, and their variations.

    After 30 years or so, I concluded that spiritual Truth IS objective….NOT subjective…and that ALL spiritual paths, religions, etc. ARE unquestionably, subjective…..Which kind of left me at a loss.

    Recently, I came upon your YouTube videos, followed by The Enthusiastic Buddhist, and am thoroughly enjoying them both. They (you) are helping me to understand that my early childhood inquiry of….”how can I be me?”…..is that, in essence, I am not ME. Funny, huh?!

    I am thankful that you appeared in my life….and consider it a blessing.

    My Best,

    Joe Reddish (Boston, MA)

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    • Mindah-Lee Kumar Mindah-Lee Kumar
      November 1, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

      Hi Joseph, it’s lovely to read your message. I’m glad my videos are helping you to rekindle your inquiring mind.

      Yes, spiritual paths are simply a skillful means to help us to reach the realization of the Truth. As the Buddha said, his teachings are like a raft that will help us cross to the shore of realization. Then we can let the raft (the method) go. 🙂

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      • Joseph Reddish
        November 2, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

        Dear Mindha,  thank you for taking the time to reply.

        Would like to add, what draws me to Buddhism is the simplicity of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path.  To me these are basic truths which lead to The Truth; which is beyond knowledge, interpretation, subjectiveness, understanding, existence and non-existence.

        The deeply intellectual scriptures, details, teachings, rituals, of all paths, beliefs, and religions can be confounding, conflicting, and fundamentally secondary to simply living a good, humble, and respectful life with the clear emphasis on empathy and compassion…..Which you so eloquently convey to us in your videos and replies in a most grounded, loving, effective, and touching manner.  

        Whether we have a Soul, Atman, Witness, etc. at least for me, is not a matter of belief, debate, or subject to discernment or the intellect. Again, at least for me, at least for now, at this relatively low juncture of my journey, there IS the most subtlest feeling (for lack of a better word or one that exists) that there Is That.

        In any event, again, I am blessed that you have you appeared in my life…..
        That’s all of it in a nutshell. 

        My Best,

        Joe Reddish  

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