If giving is living, Mitch lives a full, rich life. He has inspired us, not only through his narratives on the written page, but also through the story of his life, largely told through his work in the community with S.A.Y. Detroit, A Time to Help, Have Faith Haiti Mission, and A Hole in the Roof Foundation. His stories teach us that there is wisdom everywhere—you can learn a lot from a homeless person on the street; there’s tremendous potential in striking up a conversation with a stranger on a bus; a child can teach you fundamental, existential truths. He reminds leaders of the power of stories to connect with people and learn about yourself in the process. Sometimes you just have to let go of ego to be open to life’s lessons.