Monday, March 29, 2010

UNIVERSAL LAWS and Spiritual Freedom with a happy passover

Pesach is the time of spiritual freedom. How do we gain spiritual freedom? We must introspect and examine our character traits and a set a course for improvement. It starts with a decision to change. However, each of us thinks - Why today? I have plenty of time to work on myself in the future!

What if you had a special clock on top of your television that was counting down the hours and minutes until you were to die? When would you get up, turn off the TV and do all the things that you planned to do, hoped to do or in passing thought about doing?

And what if in addition to your special clock, you had a special bank account where every morning you were credited in your bank account with $86,400 dollars on condition that you had to spend it all or lose it? What would you do? Spend it!! Well, you do have a special bank account called the Bank of Time! Each day you have exactly 86,400 seconds. What you don't invest wisely is written off each night. You can reap dividends, but you can't go into overdraft!

One has to value his time and know that it is limited in order to change. 

Love Yehuda



1. Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

2. Law of Gravity Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

 Law of Probability -The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

 Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

 Variation Law If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

 Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

 Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

 Law of the Result When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

 Law of Biomechanics The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

 Law of the Theater - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

 The Starbucks Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

 Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

 Law of Physical Surfaces The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

 Law of Logical Argument Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

 Brown's Law of Physical Appearance If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

 Oliver's Law of Public Speaking A closed mouth gathers no feet.

19. Doctors' Law If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. Don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.

   Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.  


Friday, March 26, 2010

When you get bored, get one of these hydro crafts.......and 10 new plagues for modern life with Passover coming up on Monday

It's been over 3,000 years since we've had a good plague, so we've updated the list with ten new ones.

by Marc Eli Schnitzel

It has been a long time since we have experienced a good plague – 3,000 years at least. But then, as Passover approaches, Jewlarious Senior Head Chief Correspondent, Marc Eli Schnitzel is seeing plagues everywhere. So, he thought that he would update the famed ten plagues with his own modern ten:

Imagine if Moses had given Pharaoh's financial team a massive and completely undeserved bonus pool.

1) Greed: Imagine if Moses had marched up the palace steps to see Pharaoh and said, "I have warned you, but you have not listened. Now, I will call for a massive and completely undeserved bonus pool, which shall befall your entire financial team, who hath wrought so much devastation already. These bonuses will throw the economic system out of whack forever and no one will ever do anything about it." Pharaoh certainly would have scoffed at Moses, accepted those bonuses and purchased a Ferrari or two in which to gallivant around Alexandria. And then his day of reckoning would have come when the bonuses would have led to the collapse of the economy, massive government debt and declining pyramid prices. He would have begged Moses to take those bonuses back and Moses probably would have in exchange for freedom. But it seems that no one – not even the President of the United States – can do anything about them these days.

2) Avatar: Why is the plagues above so general and this one so specific? "Bad movies" cannot really be considered a plague – often times their failures are funny and enjoyable. But, at 162 minutes with a plot pilfered from Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves and then rewritten by a five year old, Avatar was an experience that was far worse than a mere bad film. Avatar was like suffering through boils, locusts and hail combined and the public reverence for it was reminiscent of another plague, darkness. Yes, we know that it was visually stunning and that lots of people liked it, but that can also be said of Color Me Badd's 1991world tour and, as a society, we regret that now, don't we? Are you outraged by this plague? Just read Sigourney Weaver or Giovanni Ribisi's dialogue again and see if you survive to levy your complaint.

3) Health-care: Who would have thought that health-care itself could be considered a plague? How's that for irony? Yes, health-care, with its desire to serve the American public during its time of need seems to be the worst thing that could ever happen to Americans without health-care. "Do we look like those socialists in Canada, whose health-care system costs less and whose government has no ownership stake in their banking system at all, unlike ours which owns huge chunks of Citigroup and AIG?" Wait, isn't the accusation of socialism itself increasingly ironic? Maybe the actual plague is not health-care but an inability to understand irony?

No, I didn't see what you posted on Facebook because I am living my life instead of posting it online.

4) Technology: "Did you see what so and so posted on Facebook?" No, I didn't because I am living my life instead of posting it online. Didn't we learn our lesson from how awful reality TV is? Do we really need to peer into the lives of hundreds of our friends to validate that their lives are far duller than our own. Remember a simpler time when you went out for dinner to talk to friends and did not go out to take pictures that tell others about the wild time that it only seems you had in photos? Facebook is in itself a plague and we expect that many will tweet this article in agreement.

5) Laughter: Never seen Jersey Shore? Well, you have probably not seen a river turn to blood, but can still call a plague when you see one. The fact that those who are wise enough to stay away still know the names Snooki and J-Woww, reveals just how insidious this plague is. It seems that the premise of this show is: let's take a bunch of people who are already parodies of themselves and encourage them to drink and engage in acts of violence and degradation, so that we can laugh at them for it. And, while we are at it, let's also allow them to spell their names in ways that are an affront to common sense. Like many high-schoolers, you probably read Flowers for Algernon which had a similar plot device: Charlie's coworkers get him drunk and laugh at him. But, the goal was to teach us that laughing at the mentally deficient is a bad thing. Maybe the joke is on us for watching? Of course it is.

6) Congestion: Sadly, a visit to Jerusalem reveals a modern day plague – rakevet kalah -- the new light rail system which is scheduled to open in 2011, three years behind schedule and 150% over-budget… and who knows? Maybe those numbers will be revised again. A 13km swath has been cut through the city to make way for a train that never comes and has stopped traffic dead in its tracks for five years, leaving Israelis to do what they do best – honk their horns at things that cannot move. If you face the plague that is construction of light rail, we wish upon you an antidote of sorts – a bounty of donkeys for your public, because if you need to go somewhere, old fashioned transportation will get you there a lot quicker.

7) Darkness: Whoah, retro plague! Let's not be na?ve. Darkness is still a plague, especially leading up to December 21st each year, otherwise known as the winter solstice. For example, like you, I split my time between Anchorage, Alaska and Tallinn, Estonia and each year on December 21st, we face a mere five and a half hours of sunlight. Each eighteen and a half hour night, we all wonder if that stubborn pharaoh has returned and enslaved our people again. Then we wake up relieved, send our children to school, go to work and return five and half hours later, with plenty of time to lament why we have chosen to live in a place that is light for five and a half hours each day.

8) Permissiveness: Webster's Dictionary defines a plague as "a disastrous evil or affliction; a destructive numerous influx" How is it that Jonathan Pollard sits in jail but Ron Artest, Gilbert Arenas, Jason Kidd, Tyreke Evans and, well, the entire NBA, are free to exert a "destructive numerous influx" on our society? Criminal trespassing, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, drug possession, assault, conspiracy – and those are just the charges that Allen Iverson has faced – are a part of a broader plague upon our society. The best part of this plague is that we pay top dollar for it. I wonder how many frogs you can purchase for the NBA maximum salary of $20,195,000 per year? Unleash the frogs!

9) Stimuli: Oh sweet, sweet caffeine, such a cruel mistress. Diet Coke for breakfast and three coffee breaks during the day -- by 5:00 pm, half of us are ready to collapse and the other half are ready to sprint home. But, of course, we can't get home because our coffee breaks cost more than our earnings. Why shouldn't we have three $5.50, 500 calorie frapuccinos each day? And why shouldn't we put them on our unpaid credit cards? When the bank starts calling they can't repossess already consumed lattes, can they? Now we're thinking!

10) Slavery: What do Bashar Al-Assad, Hosni Mubarak, Kim Jong Il, Raul Castro, Robert Mugabe, Omar Al Bashir, King Abdullah and Muammar Qadafi all have in common? We would ask them, but it is tough to get an interview with a dictator when you work for Jewlarious, especially in countries where freedom of the press and freedom of speech are punch-lines themselves. What kind of world are we living in when people cannot freely read Jewlarious? How can it be that in 2010 there are still slaves in Egypt? Looks like we need another Moses

Love Yehuda

Subject: When you get bored, get one of these.......

Something to remember when shopping or investing (there is no difference), "If you don't feel comfortable owning something for 10 years," he once told a reporter, "then don't own it for 10 minutes." - Warren Buffet

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Robotic Passover and look for triggers of Joy!!

Find Triggers for your Joy

Find triggers for your joy. Today, every time you hear a telephone ringing, hear a joyous inner cheer, "I am alive."
 Every time you hear a horn or bell, hear a joyous inner cheer, "I am alive." Every time you hear something that used to get you irritated or frustrated, allow yourself to hear a joyous inner cheer, "I am alive."

Love Yehuda

Not everyone knows about the biblical holiday of Passover. See the U-Tube video below about how to have a "robotic Passover" 

Dear Friends and Family,

Have "A Zis'n Peysekh!"
Click on link below and turn up your volume... enjoy ...!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Remarkable Dog Story!!! and 7 things never to say to your boss

7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss


Everyone has a boss. Even if you "work for yourself," you're still an employee to your client.

A big part of maintaining the boss-employee relationship is to never allow a boss to think you dislike your work, are incapable of doing it, or--worse--consider it beneath you.

These sound like no-brainers, but many statements heard commonly around the workplace violate these basic rules. Looking for an example? Here are seven heard in workplaces all the time. They may seem ordinary, even harmless. But try reading these from your boss's point of view. You'll see right away why it's smart to never allow these seven sentences to pass your lips:

"That's not my job." You know what? A lot of bosses are simple souls who think your job is to do what's asked of you. So even if you're assigned a task that is, indeed, not your job, refrain from saying so. Instead, try to find out why your boss is assigning you this task--there may be a valid reason. If you believe that doing the task is a bad idea (as in, bad for the company) you can try explaining why and suggesting how it could be better done by someone else. This may work, depending on the boss. In any case, remember that doing what's asked of you, even tasks outside your job description, is good karma.

"It's not my problem." When people say something is not their problem it makes them look like they don't care. This does not endear them to anybody, especially the boss. If a problem is brewing and you have nothing constructive to say, it's better to say nothing at all. Even better is to pitch in and try to help. Because, ultimately, a problem in the workplace is everyone's problem. We're all in it together.

"It's not my fault." Yet another four words to be avoided. Human nature is weird. Claiming that something is not our fault often has the result of making people suspect it is. Besides, what's the real issue here? It's that something went wrong and needs to be fixed. That's what people should be thinking about--not who is to blame.

"I can only do one thing at a time." News flash: Complaining you are overworked will not make your boss feel sorry for you or go easier on you. Instead, a boss will think: (1) you resent your job, and/or (2) you aren't up to your job. Everybody, especially nowadays, feels pressured and overworked. If you're trying to be funny, please note that some sarcasm is funny and lightens the mood. Some just ticks people off.

"I am way overqualified for this job." Hey, maybe you are. But the fact is, this is the job you have. You agreed to take it on and, while you may now regret that decision, it's still your job. Complaining that it's beneath you only makes you look bad. Plus, coworkers doing similar jobs may resent and dislike you. And guess what? Bosses will not think, "Oh, this is a superior person whom I need to promote." Nope, they'll think, "What a jerk."

"This job is easy! Anyone could do it!" Maybe what you're trying to convey here is that you're so brilliant your work is easy. Unfortunately, it comes off sounding more like, "This work is stupid." Bosses don't like hearing that any work is stupid. Nor do they really like hearing that a job is easy peasy. It belittles the whole enterprise. If a task is simple, be glad and do it as quickly as you can. Even "stupid" work needs to get done.

"It can't be done." Saying something can't be done is like waving a red flag in a boss's eyes. Even if the thing being suggested truly is impossible, saying it is can make you look ineffectual or incapable. Better to play detective. Why is the boss asking you to do whatever it is? What's the problem that needs to be solved? What's the goal? Search for doable ways of solving that problem or reaching that goal. That's what bosses really want. Most of them do not expect the impossible.

Last words: When in doubt, remember that silence really is golden.

Karen Burns is the author of the illustrated career advice book

Subject: FW: .: A Remarkable Dog Story!!!

A must see for dog lovers!
Thought you might like to know about this dog and his story. I especially like the ending ........ 
A Pet's Ten Commandments............ at the end.
Be sure to read them too.
The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord.. 
He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats.. 
K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner 
Thought you'd find this interesting. 
Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!
Remember that they can't do a lot of things for themselves and that they depend on you to make their life a quality life! 
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me 
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. 
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you. 
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. 
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. 
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you. 
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak. 
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old. 
10 On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.
~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. 
Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters. 
~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!
Instructions for properly hugging a baby:
1. First, uh, find a baby.
2. Second, be sure that the object you found was
indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques.

3. Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the 

hugging process.

4. The 'paw slide' 

Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.

5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute 

the difficult and patented 'hug, smile, and lean' so as to 

achieve the best photo quality.

If you don't pass this along, a dog 

will pee on your computer! 



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hoover Dam By Pass....update...AND THIS TOO IS FOR THE GOOD

This Too Is For The Good

No person can know what is really good for him in the long run.

We lack peace of mind because we feel anxious and worried about what has happened to us in the past,

or what might happen to us in the future.

But the reality is we can never know whether the ultimate consequences of events.

Being fired from your job, or being forced to find a new home could likely lead to events that will be beneficial for you.

Today, try to recall a time when a "bad" event turned out for the "good."


  Dam update

THE WIDER VIEW: Taking shape, the new bridge at the Hoover Dam



Creeping closer inch by inch, 900 feet above the mighty Colorado River, the two sides of
a $160 million bridge at the Hoover Dam slowly take shape.  The bridge will carry a new
section of US Route 93 past the bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting and
winding around and across the dam itself.

When complete, it will provide a new link between the states of Nevada and Arizona .
In an incredible feat of engineering, the road will be supported on the two massive
concrete arches which jut out of the rock face.

The arches are made up of 53 individual sections each 24 feet long which have been
cast on-site and are being lifted into place using an improvised high-wire crane strung
between temporary steel pylons.

The arches will eventually measure more than 1,000 feet across.
At the moment, the structure looks like a traditional suspension bridge.
But once the arches are complete, the suspending cables on each side will be removed.
Extra vertical columns will then be installed on the arches to carry the road.
The bridge has become known as the Hoover Dam bypass, although it is officially called
the Mike O'Callaghan- Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, after a former governor of Nevada
and an American Football player from Arizona who joined the US Army and was killed
in Afghanistan.
Work on the bridge started in 2005 and should finish next year. An estimated 17,000
cars and trucks will cross it every day.

The dam was started in 1931 and used enough concrete to build a road from New York
to San Francisco . The stretch of water it created, Lake Mead , is 110 miles long and
took six years to fill.  The original road was opened at the same time as the famous dam in 1936.

 An extra note: The top of the white band of rock in Lake Mead is the old waterline prior
to the drought and development in the Las Vegas area. It is over 100 feet above the
current water level.










Pretty Awesome......


Monday, March 22, 2010

2010 HANDBOOK and we Never had it so Good

We Never had it so Good

Every person alive today derives great benefit from comforts and pleasures that were not available in the past.

All of the latest technological advances serve us to a remarkable degree. Think about how this computer you are reading has changed your life.

For all this we should be full of appreciation and gratitude.

Today, take a few minutes and make a list of things available for your use today

that did not exist a few hundred years ago (or even 20 years ago!).

Notice how these things help you and make life easier and more comfortable.

Love Yehuda

have a great 2010................................

Scroll down please . . . may we ALL have a blessed 2010

2010 Handbook






1.       Drink plenty of water. 
2.       Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 
3.       Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured
in plants.. 

4.       Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy 
5.       Make time to pray. 
6.       Play more games 
7.       Read more books than you did in 2009 . 
8.       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day 
9.       Sleep for 7 hours. 
10.     Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile. 

11.    Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
12.    Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your
energy in the positive present
13.    Don't over do. Keep your limits. 
14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip. 
16.    Dream more while you are awake 
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.. 
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others. 
20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 
22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part
of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons
you learn will last a lifetime. 

23.    Smile and laugh more. 
24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree... 

25.    Call your family often. 
26.    Each day give something good to others. 
27.    Forgive everyone for everything.. 
28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6. 
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day. 
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business. 
31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. 

32.    Do the right thing! 
33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 
34.    G-D heals everything. 
35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change..As King Solomon taught.
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
37.    The best is yet to come.. 
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. 
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. 

Last but not the least: 
40.    Know that G-d is one  













Sunday, March 21, 2010

On the second day of spring and a story about Robot Plow the end of the winter and snow

This is what you should do:
Love the earth and sun and animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants,
argue not concerning G-d,
have patience and indulgence toward the people...
reexamine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,
dismiss what insults your very soul,
and your flesh shall become a great poem.
~ Walt Whitman ~
(Excert from Preface to 1855 edition, Leaves of Grass)



American inventiveness is not dead yet.....

Friday, March 19, 2010

Camera Guy and worrying is not your Job

Worrying Is Not Your Job

Some people are so used to their career or business, that they feel tremendous anxiety over the possibility of losing their job, or of their product becoming obsolete.

This worry is analogous to a certain blacksmith's statement, "How fortunate I am that I chose to become a blacksmith. If I would have become a jeweler, I would have starved to death. In the 30 years that I have been a blacksmith, not one person approached me about jewelry."

The Almighty can always supply a person with different ways of earning a living. If until now you chose one way, you can still be successful in many other ways.

Love Yehuda

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Auto Creativity and wish it was so

Wish It Was So

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could have all your wishes fulfilled? We assume that if a person's big wishes come true, then happiness will be a cinch. Not necessarily so. Even if a wish is fulfilled, it could be disappointing. I remember hearing a story about an entire city where everyone was blessed that one wish of theirs would be fulfilled. Most of the people wished to win the large city's lottery. And they all chose the winning number. Since the grand prize was going to be divided among all those who made the correct choice, they had to divide the large amount of money between a large amount of people. The actual amount won was therefore only a few dollars each.

A great Chasidic master once gave this formula for having your wishes met. "If things don't go the way you wish, wish them to go the way they are," advised Rabbi Mordechai of Lechivitz.

Spiritually, what is best for you is what is. Therefore if you were able to see all of reality, you would really wish for exactly what is best for you, which is your actual experiences.

Love Yehuda


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bumper Cars Remake 1.2 MB and Focus on an Actions Benefits

Focus on an Actions' Benefits

When you want to influence someone to do something beneficial - but which involves difficulty and pain - use the following strategy: At first, focus him on all the benefits to be gained by doing as you suggest. Only then should you mention the specific course of action you have in mind. Since a person's attitude is a key factor in the difficulty and pain he will experience, when you use this approach, his desire to attain those benefits will decrease the pain of the necessary effort.

In general, this is a useful principle to bear in mind for anyone who wishes to take a positive action which involves some unpleasantness. Focus on the benefits and not on the pain.

Today, think of something that you know you should do but have been pushing off. Write a list of all the benefits you will gain by doing it.

Love Yehuda  speaking of pain--pictures of bumper cars!!

Is this cool or what?
What do you do with old Bumper Cars?
Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen in too long.
There are seven of these little monsters floating around California, and they're all the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap.  They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration and Tom replaces them with four cylinder Honda or  Kawasaki 750's and a couple have been measured as capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase.  By the way, they are almost indestructible in accidents!

: FW: Bumper Cars Remake 1.2 MB

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Look whats in Florida and speaking of Florida what your gratitude can do for someone

What Your Gratitude Can Do For Someone

An elderly retired teacher in a nursing home. He had retired fifteen years before and rarely had visitors. He was lonely and often felt that the many years he had devoted to his students was long-forgotten. He still read a lot and his mind was active. But the thought that nobody remembered him made him sad. His wife had died seven years before and his three children lived far away and rarely visited. They did call him regularly, but day in, day out, the thought that what he had done for so long was not appreciated, weighed on his mind.

Then one day he received a call from a former student. He asked if it would be all right if he and some of his friends from school came to visit. The retired teacher was thrilled. "Of course, it's more than all right. I look forward to your visit."

Over twenty now grown-up students surprised him with a gala party in his honor. Each former student got up to speak and expressed appreciation for what the teacher had done for him. They related that much of their success in life was because of his positive influence on them. They taped the speeches and took many pictures. For the rest of his life those pictures gave him a glow. He was remembered. The work he had done lived on. He had asked them to call him every once in a while. They did and told their friends that their calls would be appreciated. Each call was a symbol of gratitude that added much light to his life.

Love Yehuda






Guess what was found just south of Jacksonville..


Near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new KB homes subdivision.











  15 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake. Largest ever caught on record.


After seeing this, I did a little research, and learned the following:


One bite from a snake this large contains enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men.


The head alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man.


This snake was probably alive  when George H. W. Bush was President.


A bite from those fangs would equal being penetrated by two  1/4 inch screwdrivers.


A snake this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child.


A snake this size has an approximately 5 and 1/2 foot accurate striking distance. (The distance for an average size Rattlesnake is about 2 feet)


Judging by the size of the snake, it is estimated to weigh over 170 pounds. How much do you weigh?




Monday, March 15, 2010

Russian Monument for 9/11-and Focus Reinforces

Focus Reinforces

Whatever you focus on gets reinforced. Focus on serenity. Use the word "serenity" frequently. Get in the habit of saying sentences like, "I would like to be more serene." "My goal is to master serenity." "I will be aware of what I can do to increase my serenity." "The way of serenity is going to be my way."

Love Yehuda

Sunday, March 14, 2010

videos from the Jerusalem Wailing Wall and rise above personal Grievances

Rise Above Personal Grievances

The editor of a journal once slandered and ridiculed Rabbi Yoel Teitlebaum. Some time later, the editor came to the rabbi to discuss his financial difficulties. His daughter was engaged to be married but lacked sufficient funds to purchase an apartment. After the rabbi gave him a large sum of money, someone whispered in his ear, "Don't you know who that is?"

"Of course I do," replied the rabbi. Then, after a moment's hesitation, he called back the editor and gave him even more.

Love Yehuda

Brand new - 4 four minute videos from the Kotel by an alive great rabbi, a personal friend, Gill Lox

Friday, March 12, 2010

What is that? and adapt a softer view

Adopt a Softer View

We can view the manner in which people treat us in many different ways. Why choose a negative approach, when you can choose a positive one?

For example, if your parents treat you in a manner you consider suitable for someone younger than you, you might be inclined tell yourself "It's awful how they treat me like a baby." But you can also view this as a manifestation of your parents' love and concern for you.


On this subject enjoy the attached video "What is that"
Love Yehuda

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The ultimate spin! and Learn from your Anger!! --my other e-mail this morning was blocked by hot mail (msn) so I am sending two

#776   Learn From Your Anger Tests

Anytime you become angry, view that as a lesson to gain more insight into yourself. What pushed your button?

Recall experiences when you didn't become angry, even though others might have. Be aware of what thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs enabled you not to become angry in the first place.

Love Yehuda


Subject: Fwd: The ultimate spin!


  No matter what side of the AISLE you're on, THIS is FUNNY and VERY telling!   
 It just all depends on how you look at some things...
Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in   Montana  in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.
 The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows  in   Montana  territory: 

 On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.' 
 So Judy recently e-mailed Congressman Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle. 
 Harry Reid: 
 Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:
"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed." 
NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks! That's real POLITICAL SPIN