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The Best Things In Life Are Moments

The Best Things In Life Are Moments

Tweet The best things in life are not things, they are moments. It’s moments, little everyday moments, that make our life special.   It’s the way we feel when we spend time with someone we love. It’s the emotions we feel when we are able to share our thoughts and fears with someone we feel safe with. It’s the joy of play. It’s a smile when you’re feeling down. It’s encouragement when you are ready to give up. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Emotions, Lesson of the Day, Life Happens

Get The Facts Jack

Get The Facts Jack

Tweet I found her behind the drawn curtain.   She was sitting cross legged in the center of the bed with tears rolling down her face. Her bright blue eyes were were all red from crying.  She was all alone, trying to compose herself, with no success. The faster she wiped away her tears the faster they flowed.   I gave her a big hug and sat down across from her.   “What’s wrong?” I asked. “It’s nothing.” “I see. It must be a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, communication, Community, Emotions, holidays, Lesson of the Day, Relationships, Religion, Self Esteem, Traditions, Trust

Make Time To Do Things That Make Your Soul Happy

Make Time To Do Things That Make Your Soul Happy

Tweet   Most of us use quite a lot of energy in our day to day lives. Even when that energy is used on positive things we are still left with “depleted batteries” that need recharging.   So how do we recharge?   Simply put, we make time for ourselves. More importantly we use that time to do things that make our soul happy. Everyone has different things that recharge them. Depending on who you are and what you love to … Read entire article »

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Push Your Limits

Push Your Limits

Tweet There are so many times in our lives when we give up without pushing ourselves.   There are also the times when we are on the brink of giving up. Times when we think we can’t go a single step farther, literally and/or figuratively, yet somehow we summon the energy and take those last few steps and achieve what we set out to do. As a parent, I don’t think there is anything more emotional and heartwarming than … Read entire article »

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Believe In Your Kids

Believe In Your Kids

Tweet There is wisdom all around us.   I think that part of the beauty of words is the fact that different people find different insights in the same words. Ten people can read one particular blog post and each can come away with a different conclusion or focus.   The other week I read a blog post by Erika Napoletano.  While I can’t recall how I came across her blog for the first time, her writing is really good … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, communication, Dreams, Lesson of the Day, Relationships

Life Changes In An Instant. Remember That.

Life Changes In An Instant. Remember That.

Tweet All it takes is but an instant.   In an instant your life can change. Just like that. No warning. No rewind button. And even worse, no pause or stop button.   I don’t know if it’s just my perception, but it feels to me that in the past decade or so there has been an increase in the amount of tragedies and heartbreaking stories. I don’t think it’s just the fact that these days news travels faster and farther. It just feels … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Community, Death, Emotions, Lesson of the Day, Life Happens

You Can Learn From Anything, Even Peanuts

You Can Learn From Anything, Even Peanuts

Tweet   This whole blog is about being able to learn from anything in life, so maybe the title of this post is redundant.   Anyways… this past weekend, my son celebrated his Bar Mitzvah. (And in case anyone was wondering, the weeks months of preparation for the Bar Mitzvah were worth it and I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.) We had a lovely weekend affair in a hotel with our friends and family. As is Jewish orthodox custom, my son read … Read entire article »

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