Having a more comprehensive look at life and its true meaning will eliminate many needless fears and worries. This automatically gives us more courage.
One helpful tool is to keep asking yourself: "How will this be viewed 100 years from now?"
I met with the Dr. for John, my son in law after his operation to remove a tumor 10 days ago.
As suspected he does have cancer, but what does that mean in English?
The tumor is out and now the question is how much it has spread. I am taking him to a series of Drs (cat-scans, and a
Cancer specialist) that will proscribe various actions (but I don't know yet what they will be)
John is in no pain and he feels better, and we hope that the treatment will be easy for him.... Over the next two weeks I have four different Drs so I will know more as we head to the end of the year.
For those who frequent Chinese restaurants and see the placemats showing the Chinese zodiac (you know, the year of the rat, the year of the monkey, etc.) - well, here is the official Jewish equivalent.Now you can find out who you are.The Year of:CHICKEN SOUP1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003You're a healer, nourishing all whom you encounter. We feel better just being in your presence. Mothers want to bring you home to meet their children - resist this at all costs. Compatible with Bagel and Knish.EGG CREAM1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004You've got a devious personality since you're made with neither eggs nor cream. Friends find your pranks refreshing; others think you're too frothy. Compatible with Blintz, who also has something to hide.CHOPPED LIVER1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005People either love you or hate you, making you wonder "What am I, chopped liver?" But don't get a complex; you're always welcome at the holidays! Bagel's got your back.BLINTZ1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006Creamy and dreamy, you're rightfully cautious to travel in pairs. You play it coy but word is that, with the right topping, you turnover morning, noon and night. Compatible with Schmear.LATKE1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007Working class with a grating exterior, you're a real softie on the inside. Kind of plain naked, but when dressed up you're a real dish. Compatible with Schmear's cousin Sour Cream.BAGEL1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008You're pliable and always bounce back, although you feel something's missing in your center. If this persists, get some therapy. Compatible with Schmear and Lox...Latke and Knish, not so much.PICKLE1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009You're the perfect sidekick: friends love your salty wit and snappy banter, but you never overshadow them. That shows genuine seasoning from when you were a cucumber. Marry Pastrami later in life.SCHMEAR1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010You blend well with others but often spread yourself too thin. A smooth operator, you could use some spicing up now and then. Compatible with Bagel and Lox. Avoid Pastrami - wouldn't be kosher.PASTRAMI1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011Brisket's hipper sibling, always smokin' and ready to party. You spice up life even if you keep your parents up at night. Compatible with Pickle who's always by your side.BLACK AND WHITE ICE CREAM SODA1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012Kids love you, but make up your mind! Are you black or white? Cake or cookie? You say you're "New Age," all yin & yang. We call it "bipolar." Sweetie, you're most compatible with yourself.KNISH1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013Flaky on the surface, you're actually a person of depth and substance. Consider medical or law school, but don't get too wrapped up in yourself. Compatible with Pickle. Avoid Lox, who's out of your league.LOX1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014Thin and rich, you're very high maintenance: all you want to do is bask in the heat, getting some color. Consider retiring to Boca. Compatible with Bagel and Schmear, although you top them both.By the way, we are in the Jewish year of 5771. It's also the year 4708 in the Chinese calendar. That means for 1,063 years, the Jews didn't have a Chinese restaurant to go to on Christmas.
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