Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Frank Sinatra Tour of Israel and dealing with stress

All Events and Situations are Neutral Until You Have Self-Talk About it

Realizing that your self-talk is a key factor of the way you view any event or situation allows you to understand the power of your self-talk.

Your self-talk is the key factor that decides whether you will live a happy life or an unhappy life; whether you frequently experience positive things or negative things. Your self-talk is the key factor that changes encounters with kind, friendly, helpful people into encounters with cold, selfish, and uncaring people, or vice versa.

When someone really comprehends the power of self-talk, he understands on a deep level that his life experiences depend on how he views them. Your outlook is the key to the quality of your life. The difficulty involved with dealing with potentially challenging situations and people depends on your viewpoint and perspective. Your viewpoint, based on your self-talk, makes the situation harder to deal with, or easier.

When you have a "good eye" and see events and people in a positive light, you will have a totally different experience than someone who has a "bad eye." With a "bad eye," you see problems and hardships and difficulties everywhere. With a "good eye," people treat you better and life events will work in your favor. You see opportunities, where those with a "bad eye" see misfortune.

Love Yehuda Lave

Frank Sinatra loved Israel
65 year old Israeli woman gives birth

A young lady confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water  

While leading a seminar and explaining stress management to her audience.  Everyone knew she was going to

Ask the ultimate question,

'Half empty or half full?'

She fooled them all.

"How heavy is this glass of water?"

She inquired with a smile.  

Answers called out ranged from

8 oz. To 20 oz.

She replied,

"The absolute weight doesn't matter.

It depends on how long I hold it.  

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an

Ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to

Call an ambulance.

In each case it's the same weight,

But the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

She continued, "and that's the way it

Is with stress.  If we carry our burdens

All the time, sooner or later, as the

Burden becomes increasingly heavy,

We won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you

Have to put it down for a while and

Rest before holding it again.

When we're refreshed, we can

Carry on with the burden - holding

Stress longer and better each time practiced.

So, as early in the evening as you can,

Put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night.  Pick them up again tomorrow

If you must.

1 * Accept the fact that some days

      You're the pigeon, and some days

      You're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and

      Sweet, just in case you have to

      Eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will

      Make you look good if

      You die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully...

      It's not only cars that can

      Be recalled by their Maker.

5 * If you can't be kind,

      At least have the decency

      To be vague.

6 * If you lend someone $20 and

      Never see that person again,

      It was probably worth it.

7 * It may be that

      Your sole purpose in life is

      Simply to serve as

      a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth

      At the same time, because

      Then you won't have a leg

      To stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if

        You can't dance well.

       Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that

        Gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way,

        You're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you.

        The more you have,

         The longer you live.

16 * Some mistakes are

        Too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons.

        Some are sharp, some are pretty

        And some are dull.  Some have

        Weird names and all are different

        Colors, but they all have to live

        In the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one

        Who can enjoy the scenery

        On a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and

        Know that someone has

        Thought about you today.


20 *Save the earth.....

       It's the only planet with chocolate!*


From my friend Alan Ziegler:

Ben Shapiro on the current state of Religion in the US....

Quote...."the entire family would prefer attending a Dodger game than sitting through a three-hour synagogue service. When religious leaders decided to require less, rather than more of their constituents, Americans decided religion was worthless. Religion is about upholding God's standards. Abandoning those standards means abandoning God. Religion cannot survive as a cultural totem rather than as an embodiment of the word of the Living God."

..."American religious practice can be traced not to the intransigence of America's religious institutions, but to their desperate attempts to "reach out" to young people by forsaking key values. Values alienate. Behavioral requirements alienate. Talk about sin alienates. Talk about heaven and hell alienates. And so religious institutions decided not to focus on such uncomfortable but eternal truths in order to fill pews. Major religious institutions across the United States decided that it would be more effective to draw constituents with honey rather than vinegar – forgetting, of course, that religion isn't either. Religion is fine wine: it may taste bitter when it first hits the tongue, but it is rich, sweet, and beautiful when you know what you're drinking. Religion without standards is kumbaya happy talk, requiring neither God nor church."

The entire article can be read here....

Top Khamenei Advisor: We Have Divine Permission to Destroy Israel


avatar David Daoud

Khamenei's Representative to the IRGC said that Iran has "Divine Permission" to destroy Israel. PHOTO: Al-Arabiya

An official close to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asserted that his government has a godly ordained right to annihilate Israel, Al Arabiya reported on Tuesday.

The "government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has divine permission to destroy Israel," said Mojtaba Zolnour, a Khamenei representative in the elite Revolutionary Guards.

According to semi-official state news agency Fars, Zolnour said that, "the Noble Koran permits the Islamic Republic of Iran to destroy Israel." He added that, "Even if Iran gives up its nuclear program, it will not weaken this country's determination to destroy Israel."

This is by no means the first time that Iranian political or military officials have threatened Israel with destruction.

Iran has raised the specter of "wiping Israel out of existence," since Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power in the country in 1979. Khomeini's animosity towards Israel was based on an ideological and religious opposition to Zionism, amplified by the challenge Israel's military and economic strength posed to Iranian regional expansionism.

Perhaps most famously, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeatedly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" in a 2005 speech that he gave. More recently, in late March 2015, General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran's Basij militia – a volunteer paramilitary organization under the command of the IRGC – said that, "wiping Israel off the map is not up for negotiation."

Iran also actively finances and militarily backs proxy terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah that are ideologically opposed to Israel's existence.