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Israel’s Tomorrow Is Now Ours To Worry About – RIP Shimon Peres

Israel’s Tomorrow Is Now Ours To Worry About – RIP Shimon Peres

Tweet   I always hoped to meet Shimon Peres. I got close. I was due to meet him at the Israeli Presidential Conference three years ago on his 90th birthday. Sadly the plans for him meeting the bloggers covering the conference changed and I only got to see him from afar when he was part of a panel with Sharon Stone. Now Peres is gone and the chance to meet a man I admired will never be. I’m sitting … Read entire article »

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Some People Stand Out Naturally

Some People Stand Out Naturally

Tweet   There are some people who just stand out from all the others. Interestingly enough, they are the very people who stand out by not trying to stand out.   They are people whose very lives are inspirational to others because they know how to live each moment and each day.   They are people who are loved by all who come into contact with them, because they know how to make others feel loved.   This week a very dear friend … Read entire article »

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The End Is Not The End

Tweet It’s sudden it can’t be, is it the end? __ Are you sure? It can’t be true, do something it just can’t end. __ The shock the denial lots of tears no dry eyes. __ Expected yet unexpected a life shattering shock. __ Time ticks slowly willing you to rewind, the hands of the clock to take you back in time. __ Sadness and grief gripping your heart, to press restart is all that you want. __ It hurts it aches it’s traumatic it’s painful yet for the years of excellence you are grateful. __ You breathe, you try to think, try to take stock, wishing you could relieve yourself of the image engraved, in your mind and heart. __ A blink of an eye ushers in the end, the end of a long shared life, accompanied by heart wrenching pain, sharp as a knife. __ Movement and activity bustling all around stark contrast to the peace and stillness he has now found. __ It is the end to a moment. He has left this earth surrounded by family whom he loved and by whom, he was adored. __ His soul’s journey was graced although he left in haste for he … Read entire article »

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Some Decisions Have No Right Choice

Some Decisions Have No Right Choice

Tweet There are times in life that you are faced with decisions that have no right choice. Either decision can be right for some reasons and wrong for others. Making the decision to live in a different country than your family comes with a price. Aside from the every day “stuff” you miss, when happy or tragic occasions occur you find yourself aching inside. You want to be there to share in the joy or to be there … Read entire article »

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Feeling For Others Is What Makes Humanity Great

Feeling For Others Is What Makes Humanity Great

Tweet Feeling our own pain is normal. Feeling other people’s pain is extraordinary. It’s our ability to show compassion and empathy that makes the human race special. I personally believe that there are reasons for the things that happen in our lives even if the reasons aren’t always apparent. While you may not subscribe to that school of thought you can acknowledge that every adversity is the impetus for growth and for learning things about yourself. Things that you … Read entire article »

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