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A positive attitude is the difference

Joy Mangano, entrepreneur and inspiration for the movie

Joy Mangano, entrepreneur and inspiration for the movie JOY, poses for a photo at HSN, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York, during the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment press event for the May 3rd Blu-ray and DVD release of JOY. Photo Credit: Invsion for Twentieth Century Fox / Diane Bondareff

It’s too bad that a letter writer missed the entire point made by Joy Mangano, inventor of a self-wringing mop [“Her business success was one in a million,” Letters, Nov. 17].

Having a goal, a purpose, a dream that one believes in — that’s the power of her example. People everywhere would have more positive feelings if they were motivated by the desire and determination to bring their contributions to fruition.

Mangano didn’t give up. It’s a positive attitude that makes the difference every day of our lives, not our intelligence or our fortune. We make our good luck by not giving in or giving up!

Holly Gordon,Bay Shore