Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Summer 2015 | Page 50

The Myth of Pandora one thanked him. Why should we expect more gratitude than Jesus got? 4. Marcus Aurelius said “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” 5. Let’s remember that the only way to find happiness is not to expect gratitude—but to give for the joy of giving. Count your blessings—not your troubles! 6. When fate hands us a lemon, try to make lemonade. 7. I used to think fear was the strongest motivator. It certainly was in law school, that first year. And while that “reptile brain” still dictates much of what we do, over time I’ve learned that if there is an answer, maybe it’s hope? Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. - Desmond Tutu Rain or shine. 50 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL Summer 2015 By Stephen Berken, Esq., an attorney in Denver. Berken earned his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law, University of California. He is the Colorado state chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Colorado State co-chair for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and a board certified expert in consumer bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification. ... National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys