Too many times I let the chance go by to recognize someone for who they are,

or something they’ve done. Or to appreciate them. Can you relate?

I want to be better at that.

 What if we didn’t let any chances go by? What if we recognized everyone, as often as possible,

seeing, and saying (if that’s welcome), that we see their amazingness, or their pain?

And appreciating them?

It feels like our profession, maybe our world, could be better if we tried to do that.

 And also, helped people laugh, or at least smile: I don’t do that enough, either.

Sure, most of our work is too serious to laugh about. But there are moments of levity, aren’t there? What if we highlighted those moments?

 And on that note, how many lawyer jokes are there? Only three. The rest are true stories