These days, with the Internet, social media and other forms of news, there is no shortage of information coming at us. In fact, much of the news is bad and sad. After all, does happy news sell? Not quite.
The truth is that in the community where I live, several people I know have suffered terrible tragedies the past few weeks. One woman, Avigail Rechnitz, an extremely kind, sweet, benevolent, intelligent and beautiful person, has succumbed to cancer last week after a two year battle. Continue reading
My friend, Beth just shared with me a great idea involving an envelope.
This involves putting money in an envelope whenever we catch ourselves doing something measurable towards a preset goal. Watch that money grow and then – when the goal is complete – buy something really wonderful.
While I might have felt “guilty” in the past for wanting nice things, I now respect and value that need – especially when I can use that basic human desire to motivate me towards spiritual and emotional maturity.
For example, let’s take the proverbial weight loss battle. Continue reading
Anyone who has been following my Bubby or Grandmother blog since I began back in June 2012, will be familiar with my tagline under the main title of “Bubby Joys and Oys.” — -A Place for Bubbies to Kvell and Kvetch. Continue reading