The Perfect Picture of Love In Action on Christmas Eve, A Tzaddik’s View of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth – by Gary S. Smolker

December 25, 2015


On Christmas eve, last night (December 24, 2015), I saw a picture of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth:

I saw a young exhausted man (Aki Nicholas Gibson) sleeping on a couch with his head in his wife’s (Holly R. Gibson’s) lap.

Holly was stoking Aki’s head, while Aki was sleeping.

I saw that scene in the living room of my friend Richard C. Gibson’s house, about an hour after we finished having Christmas dinner.

Attending this Christmas Dinner were Aki, Richard, me and nine important women in Aki’s life.

To me that was the perfect picture of love in action.

Aki is the Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at The Karais Group in Austin Texas.

The Karais Group is a professional services firm specializing in patient advocacy, health care navigation (comparison shopping for patients, i.e., finding different prices hospitals etc. charge for the same procedures and exact services) and medical bill mediation.

The Karais Group helps patients navigate medical care in a knowledgeable professional manner to reduce their health care costs and medical bills.

Aki’s wife Holly is the Director of “Woman Who Code, Austin.”

“Women Who Code, Austin” teaches women computer programming then helps them get jobs as programmers.

Aki and Holly came from Austin, Texas to be at this Christmas Eve Dinner which took place in Woodland Hills, California; Aki’s aunt Vernon flew in from New York to be at the dinner.

Below is a photograph of Aki surrounded by family and friends, sitting on a couch, before we all move to the dinning room to enjoy a Christmas Eve Dinner together.



Gary S. Smolker

Copyright © 2015 by Gary S. Smolker

About Gary S. Smolker

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: No enterprise can exist for itself alone. Every successful enterprise ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others. Otherwise, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. Imagination, open mindedness and flexibility are the most important factors in unlocking potential. Those who embrace innovation, improvisation, continuous learning, time management, are action oriented, high energy, passionate, creative, purposeful and intense individuals are best equipped to succeed. We all have ideas and the ability to make progress by sharing information and our ideas and also by changing our ideas when appropriate. We should always be on the lookout for teaching and mentoring moments. We hold time like water in our hands; however tightly we clench our fingers, it drips away. But, if it falls on a seed, a seed may grow to become something that will have a positive social impact. PERSONAL INTERESTS: I have a passion to learn, to innovate, to lead, to mentor and to teach. I seek to write things worth reading and want to do things worth writing about. I enjoy (a) driving a fast car, (b) having intense conversations (c) teaching/mentoring, (d) reading and (e) being involved in productive activity. PERSONAL: I believe in cultivating and backing passionate people, innovation, and old fashioned good ideas. I love making human connections and spreading good ideas. I am strongly motivated to achieve in situations in which independence of thought and action are called for. PERSONAL GOALS: I want to live life vibrantly, to be as sharp as a tack until my last breath and to change the world by being me. My personal goal is to be fully engaged in life, to lead by example, to set high standards and to continue to amass firsthand experience and knowledge in all that interests me. PERSONALITY: I love fun and mischief. I relish absurdity. I have an irreverent, facetious and satiric disposition. I dread boredom. I have spent a lifetime reading. I have no bias against people who have lived successful and/or complicated lives. I write to release tension, to get things off my chest. SOCIAL MEDIA: I post articles on the "Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange" blog at, and "Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes" at I also post images and comments on Instagram @garyspassion. CONTACT INFORMATION: Gary Smolker, Smolker Law Firm, 16055 Ventura Blvd., Ste 525, Encino, California, 91436-2609, USA. Phone 1-818-788-7290, e-mail

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