Friday, January 22, 2010

Old Turkish Proverb

No matter how far you've gone on the wrong road..Turn Back!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some Words of Wisdom From The Dalai Lama

Instructions For Life
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others, and Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life...then when you get older and think'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't Bring Up The Past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Thanks to the Dalai Lama!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meditation on Prayer

From A Jewish Prayer Book
Prayer invites GOD to let His presence suffuse our spirits, to let His will prevail in our lives. Prayer cannot bring water to parched fields, or mend a broken bridge, or rebuild a ruined city; but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart and rebuild a weakened will. AMEN

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Try This New One On For Size

For an unexpected neat sweet treat...low in sugar and calories I have found an old favorite of mine from when my kids were babies...jars and plastic containers (2) in a package of delicious strained fruit. They come in a large variety and fruit combinations and can be taken and eaten anywhere. Just have a spoon handy. I have begun to enjoy baby fruits for dessert...perfect size, sweet and low in calories (60). Great for traveling, an evening snack and at lunch time. No refrigeration needed..just open and enjoy. My favorites are applesauce and apricots, strained prunes, peaches, pears and combinations of all of the above. What a great way to enjoy fruit without the fuss. A Healthy, delicious and terrific dessert!! (Favorite brands are Organic EARTH'S BEST and GERBER's).

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Sometimes" is a Some-Time Thing

What a word
This "sometimes" is.
It gives us the wiggle room
Should we need some.
Defines a situation or experience
"Sometimes" lets us know
There's a way around and about
And always a way out...
Should you need one of course.
We use the word "sometimes"
I lessen the need for the reader
Or listener to ever question or
Make that rebuttal..that we all like to do

Rebecca Weiss

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thinking About Tiger Woods/My View

I can't help but think about Tiger Woods' situation and the media's and our surprise about his "breakdown". I wonder how long and when his "cheating" began. In other words, what triggered it? I also wonder how much is related to the grief he still carries for the loss of his father...and best friend. With all of his money fame and good looks he's just like any one of us who has lost the one who has loved us the most. It is said that a lot of people turn to drugs drinking and sex to cope with deep loss and saddness. I wonder if that's why Tiger Woods became caught up with the many women who made it easy for him to not deal with the emptiness and pain from caused by his father's death?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I was not there
When you met each other
So I don't know
How it all began
But it was fortuitous
That's for sure
That coming together
Affected so many lives...
Especially my own
Any many more
Who too are distilled
From all of us
No, I was not there
But what if I had been
What would I have thought
Or felt
To know who my parents really were
And therefore

by Rebecca Weiss