Sunday, February 11, 2018

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

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Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

Choose Patience

What is the underlying message when someone says, "You cause me to become impatient," or, "This makes me impatient?" The assumption here is that another person or a specific situation is the cause of your impatience.

Actually, impatience is a choice. It is one reaction out of many that can be chosen. If you blame your impatience on an external factor, you are to some degree giving up on your own power to create your reaction. Your reaction in any situation always depends on how you personally and subjectively evaluate and perceive that situation.

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Follow up on Satchomo story

I enjoyed your story today about Satchmo. Some of it I had heard before, but some of the information was new to me. Nonetheless, an inspiring story, Thanks for sharing it. The book you mention in the story can be bought on Amazon and Kindle, but can also be downloaded for free. It's in the public domain and a link to the US Archives PDF version is below.

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. 
Elbert Hubbard 
Elbert Green Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher.

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. 
John D. Rockefeller 
John Davison Rockefeller was a German-American oil magnate and philanthropist, founder of the Standard OilCompany, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.



The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.


Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. 
Shirley MacLaine 
Shirley MacLaine (is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author, well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. She was nominated for an Academy Award 5 times before her win.



Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. 
Margaret Walker 
Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander was an African-American poet and writer. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she wrote as Margaret Walker. One of her best-known poems is For My People.

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. 
Marlene Dietrich 
Marlene Dietrich was a German actress and singer.



Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. 
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfreyis an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. 
Henry David Thoreau 
Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

True friends stab you in the front. 
Oscar Wilde 
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet.




You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. 
Laurence J. Peter 
Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.



And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. 
Khalil Gibran 
Khalil Gibranalso known as Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeareand Lao-Tzu



All fantasy should have a solid base in reality. 
Max Beerbohm 
Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist.



Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. 
Terry Brooks 
Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly epic fantasy,[2] and has also written two movie novelizations. He has written 23 New York Times bestsellers during his writing career,and has over 21 million copies of his books in print. He is one of the biggest-selling living fantasy writers.[4]



Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it. 
Mason Cooley 
Mason Cooley was an American aphorist

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. 
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou  born Marguerite Ann Johnson is an American author and poet.


We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. 
Iris Murdoch 
Dame Iris Murdoch was an Irish-born British author and philosopher.

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy. 
Giacomo Casanova

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. He was so famous as a womanizer that his name remains synonymous with the art of seduction.

Only a life lived for others is worth living.
Albert Einstein 
Albert Einstein  was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics

You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal. 
Elizabeth Taylor 
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "LizTaylor was a British-American actress.



A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

Bernard Meltzer


Bernard C. Meltzer was a United States radio host.


Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

Tennessee Williams was an American playwright.



Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus, French Novelist, Essayist and Playwright, 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature


Stunning Choir Sings In Perfect Harmony At Bar Mitzvah

Music has a magical power to uplift, to heal, and to project a wholesome promise. At a recent event Shira Choir skillfully employed their vocal talents to pull all these strings together. The audience was mesmerized and swept away by this striking display that lifted the spirits and gladdened the hearts.

​Inspiring joy and happiness with beautiful, stirring sounds, the renowned Shira Choir performs a stunning acappela rendition of "Im Hashem Lo Yivneh Bayis" during a Bar Mitzvah of the son of Shira Choir Founder and Leader Shraga Gold in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA. The original piece was composed by Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz.

Shira Choir is composed of a number of truly talented voices who have harmoniously entertained many crowds across the globe. They are known to flawlessly recreate some of the most intricate melodies of time-honored classics and you can't help but be in awe as they sing in unison. According to the group, they've pulled off over 4,000 performances over the past 13 years! Aside from a capella
, they're also known to feature lead and backup performances, and even original scores.

It is amazing to see how well-synchronized they are when they sing, and how their voices overlap with perfection as they sit around the table and give a great performance. This video was filmed by Motty Jay with video by Neumann Media Studios.

Twenty-First Century Exercises

01) Beating around the bush

02) Jumping to conclusions

03) Climbing the walls

04) Swallowing my pride

05) Passing the buck

06) Throwing my weight around

07) Dragging my heels

08) Pushing my luck

09) Making mountains out of molehills

10) Hitting the nail on the head

11) Wading through paperwork

12) Bending over backwards

13) Jumping on the bandwagon

14) Balancing the books

15) Running around in circles

16) Eating crow

17) Tooting my own horn

18) Climbing the ladder of success

19) Pulling out the stops

20) Adding fuel to the fire

21) Opening a can of worms

22) Putting my foot in my mouth

23) Starting the ball rolling

24) Going over the edge

25) Picking up the pieces

Whew! What a workout! I think I'll exercise my caution now, and sit down.


Anger vs. Exasperation

A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?" 

The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." 

With that, the father went to the telephone an dialed a number at random. To the man who answered the phone, he said, "Hello, is Melvin there?" 

The man answered, "There is no one living here named Melvin. Why don't you learn to look up numbers before you dial them?" 

"See," said the father to his daughter. "That man was not a bit happy with our call. He was probably very busy with something, and we annoyed him. Now watch . . ." 

The father dialed the same number again. "Hello, is Melvin there?" asked the father. 

"Now look here!" came the heated reply. "You just called this number, and I told you that there is no Melvin here! You've got a lot of nerve calling again!" The receiver was slammed down hard. 

The father turned to his daughter and said, "You see, that was anger. Now I'll show you what exasperation means." 

He dialed the same number, and a violent voice roared, "HELLO!" 

The father calmly said, "Hello, this is Melvin. Have there been any calls for me?"

Mark Zuckerberg Vows to Donate 99% of His Facebook Shares for Charity


In a video released by Facebook, the company's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, explained why they have decided to devote nearly all their wealth to charity.

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebookannounced on Tuesday that he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares "during our lives" — holdings currently worth more than $45 billion — to charitable purposes.

The pledge was made in an open letter to their newborn daughter, Max, who was born about a week ago.

Mr. Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, said they were forming a new organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to manage the money, through an unusual limited liability corporate structure. "Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities," they wrote.

Mr. Zuckerberg's charitable plans are the latest indication of a growing interest in philanthropy among Silicon Valley's young billionaires, who unlike previous generations of business tycoons, appear eager to spread their wealth while they are still young. Mr. Zuckerberg is 31, and Dr. Chan is 30.

Yet they are entering largely uncharted waters with a charity effort of such scale. They have not yet detailed how the money will be spent and the pace at which the money will be given out indicates they plan to take their time.

The couple have had mixed results in earlier charitable efforts.

In 2010, Mr. Zuckerberg and Dr. Chan gave $100 million to improve the public schools in Newark. The money expanded high-performing charter schools but encountered fierce resistance from many parents, community activists and unions. Mr. Zuckerberg has said he learned a lot from the experience.


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