A person who has a love for money will constantly look for ways to obtain more money. So, too, when you develop a love for doing acts of kindness, you will look for every possible opportunity to do so. Even though someone else might be able to do the kindness instead, you will feel a strong desire to do it yourself. Rather than looking for ways to free yourself from doing acts of kindness, you realize that you personally gain from helping others.
Today, try doing a kindness for someone even when they do not ask for your help. Be motivated because of an inner drive.
Love Yehuda Lave
Beef Patties Made From Plants
Bosses from my sister
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team. Lee Iacocca, Made cars
You'll never get rich by working for your boss. Felix Dennis, Poet
No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx, Comedian
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems. Donald Rumsfeld, Politician
Don't hide in the dark and let someone else make your boss look like a rock star. John Rampton, Entrepreneur
Your boss is only human and just wants the best from you. Naomie Harris, Actress
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. Robert Frost, Poet
In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker. Woody Allen, Comedian and film maker.
Without false modesty, I feel that, when I'm on the stage, I'm the king, the boss of the situation. Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist and composer
When you're an assistant, you're executing the wishes of your boss. Brad Goreski, Fashion stylist
Nothing is as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done. Earl Wilson, Journalist, gossip columnist, and author
I wasn't here when I was born, and, I won't be here when I die, so I have the right to exercise control over my life in between. Hadassah Goldberg
Actors Who Were Never The Same After A Role
We've all had tough days at the office. But some actors, dedicated to giving it their all, took their work a few steps too far. Though these critically-acclaimed, often award-winning performances are a delight to watch, the experience of preparing for and recovering from these roles did a number on the actors involved, and left a lasting impression — not always for the positive. Here are several actors who went the extra mile for their craft…
Isabelle Adjani - Possession | 0:21 Adrien Brody - The Pianist | 0:50 Colin Firth - The King's Speech | 1:39 Hugh Laurie - House | 2:36 Bob Hoskins - Who Framed Roger Rabbit | 3:33 Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight | 4:12 Charlie Hunnam - American TV & Movies | 4:58 Janet Leigh – Psycho | 6:03 James Cromwell - Babe | 6:33 Christopher McDonald - Happy Gilmore | 7:31
An unbelievable story about how prayer works
At the beginning of Va'etchanan, Moses recounts how he pleaded with Hashem to let him enter the Land of Israel: And I implored (va'etchanan) Hashem at that time. As Moses relates in the very next verse, Hashem while not accepting his plea, did allow him to see the Promised Land from afar. The numerical value of "va'etchanan," 515, is a remez, a hint to the 515 different prayers of supplication Moses prayed (Devarim Rabbah 11:6). Rashi adds that the word "va'etchanan" is one of ten Hebrew words for praying. Amazingly the generic Hebrew word for prayer (tefillah) also has the numerical value of 515. The Rabbis tell us that Hashem in fact stopped Moses from saying a 516th prayer (That's three times a day for 172 days), because had Moses said that additional prayer, Hashem would have accepted the prayer and that might have messed things up, so Hashem begged him to stop. It sounds very strange.
Some years back, I heard a story. I recalled parts of it, but was looking for it in full so I turned to professor Google for help. I found a version posted on the Yeshiva Bet El website by Rabbi Stewart Weiss.
He writes: Moshe's greatest wish was to enter Eretz Yisrael to live - or at least to be buried there. He prayed 515 times, until Hashem finally said, "Stop praying!" What a strange thing for G-d to say, to tell a Jew not to pray?! What gives?
So hear this story: An elderly Jewish lady living in a nursing home passed away. Her children, who always visited her and took care of her, were notified. They immediately phoned the burial society and arranged for a proper burial. The woman was buried in the presence of her beloved family; Kaddish was recited and Shiva began.
On the 5th day of the shiva, the phone rang and the daughter answered. On the other end of the phone was......her mother, whom she had just buried! The daughter, in shock, immediately fainted. The phone rang again; it was her mother complaining that no one had come to see her that entire week. The family rushed to the nursing home to see their "dead" mother alive and well! It turned out there was a mix-up at the nursing home; it was her roommate that had passed away, not their mother. The home had mixed up the names and phoned the wrong family, and so the wrong person was buried! Imagine how terrible everyone felt about such a mistake.
But now, the nursing home had the grim job of informing the children of the OTHER lady that their mother had died 5 days ago and was already buried. They called, the son answered, and as soon as they broke the sad news to him that his mother had died, the son interrupted, "Just have her cremated; we're not interested in anything else." The nursing home explained that it was too late; she'd already had a proper Jewish burial! When the son heard this, he was awestruck, and related the following story:
"We long debated with our mother about what to do about her burial when she died. She is observant, and wanted a proper Jewish burial. But we told her that we plan to cremate her, as we don't believe in an afterlife. Besides, cremation is much cheaper and definitely more ecologically correct. Our mother's response to us was: 'I will pray to G-d that I receive a Jewish burial.' Every day, our mother prayed. We told her it was a waste of time, that when she was gone, WE would be in charge of things, and do what we thought was right, but she kept right on praying anyway. And now, amazingly, it seems that her prayer was answered!"
The Rabbi comments: Prayer has an awesome power. So great, so powerful that Hashem knew that if Moshe prayed just one more time – Tefila #516 - even He, the Almighty, the Shomaya Tefila, would simply have to give in! So He asked Moshe to stop right there. The lesson for all of us: never give up, never stop praying. The answer to our prayer
"…for the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land…a land of wheat and barley, vines, figs and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey" (Deuteronomy 8:7-8)
I appeal to all who cherish nature and the protection of wildlife wherever it is.
That is why I must alert the world to the horrific and deliberate destruction by Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad of forests, nature reserves, fruit trees, bee hives, wheat fields, avocado groves and innocent wildlife in southern Israel adjacent to the Gaza Strip security fence.
Gaza is suffering not under Israel, but under Hamas occupation which is the Palestinian junior branch of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. Israel withdrew fully from Gaza in 2005 hoping that the Palestinian Arabs would create a peaceful society. Predictably and tragically it was not to be for Islam never accepts a non-Muslim nation in territory Muslims once conquered in the name of Allah, even if that nation – Israel – existed for millennia before Islam was created.
Hamas has employed thousands of fire kites and helium filled balloons, which fly into Israel and explode creating raging firestorms in the fields, meadows, forests and nature reserves. It is a searing tragedy witnessing verdant forests, lovingly planted so long ago in what was desert and wasteland, now turned into blackened stumps. Once clean and fresh air is now filled with choking ash.
Wildlife, including deer, turtles and birds, have suffered in the most torturous way, burned alive in the terrible fires that have blackened and ruined over 8,500 acres of land in southern Israel. The costs are in the billions and the hapless Israeli farmers are trying desperately to bring in whatever produce they can salvage.
The destruction is monstrous. But this is one more chapter in the 1,400 years of brutality, ruin and violent destruction that epitomizes the ideology of Islam, of its followers, and of its book, the Koran, which devotes so many of its instructions to killing non-Muslims – or those which it arrogantly and pejoratively calls infidels.
But where is the outrage from all the world's environmental groups and from PETA? Their silence is deafening and reeks of hypocrisy and stark indifference to the destruction of wildlife and restored agriculture that generations of Israeli pioneers, farmers and ecologists have painstakingly redeemed from the desert and wilderness.
The embattled Israeli villagers and farmers are plagued now by the foul smell of burning vegetation and woodland with the commensurate polluted air quality which is hospitalizing many with asthmatic and respiratory health issues including bronchitis and pneumonia.
Thousands of missiles and mortars have rained down upon southern Israel's villages and towns from Gaza since Israel withdrew fully from the Gaza Strip in 2005.
Now Hamas and Islamic Jihad thugs have sunk to yet a new low by tying incendiary material to a falcon and sending it into Israel, thus marking a new evil in the terror group's catalog of crimes against Israel.
Gilad Gabai, a National Parks Authority ranger, discovered the bird on Monday with the flammable material tied to the hapless bird's tail. The bird was dead after being burned alive in the fire it had ignited.
Gabai told Israel Radio on Tuesday that "animals are already being burned as a result of the fire kite and balloon terrorism. Now we see that they [Hamas] have moved on to using animals as a weapon. This is very distressing. Apparently it's not enough to destroy nature with fire kites, now birds are being used for arson and terror as well."
The use of innocent and abused animals is not new to Palestinian terrorism. Donkeys with bombs strapped to them have been used in the past by the terrorist Palestinian organizations to kill and maim human victims. In Islam, dogs are considered unclean.
The burning kites and balloons launched by Hamas and Islamic Jihad over the security fence have ignited over 1,000 fires in southern Israel adjacent to the Strip in the past three months, laying waste to more than 8,500 acres of forest, agricultural land and several nature reserves, with damage totaling tens of millions of dollars. This is catastrophic in a country like Israel which is only the size of New Jersey.
The Gaza-based arson terrorists ignited 24 fires in Israel's south on one day alone.
I do so earnestly hope that you, dear readers, can help condemn this Palestinian crime by forwarding this information far and wide – facts that the liberal and leftwing mainstream news hardly mention at all or, if it does, so often dementedly blames the victim – embattled Israel.
By publicly exposing this inhumane vandalism, perpetrated upon nature itself by Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad there will, hopefully, be an outcry that will shame even Hamas and put an end to this monstrous crime being perpetrated by the overwhelmingly Muslim Arabs who call themselves Palestinians.
These same Arabs demand a state to be called Palestine, but it would be one which has never existed as a sovereign nation in all of recorded history.
The geographical entity called Palestine has merely been a territory occupied over the centuries by alien conquerors who had no ancestral roots in the Land, unlike the Jewish native population whose Biblical and post-Biblical ancestry spans nearly 4,000 years of continuous history.
And even during the loss of sovereignty in the Land, the Jews nevertheless always maintained whatever numbers they could sustain under often hostile alien rule until Israel was again reconstituted as a state in its ancient and ancestral homeland.
Please also help expose the silence of organizations devoted to protecting the environment and wildlife such as The Sierra Club, World Wild Life Fund and PETA, to name a few, yet who remain mysteriously unwilling to fully censure Hamas in the face of Palestinian destruction of innocent wildlife and of what was a green and pleasant land.