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fear & love


there is something about 9/11 that can only be known by the people who experienced it in nyc.  it’s a bond between new yorkers that did not exist before 2001. it was a day that has lasted for 13 years.  it was a day filled with more fear than anyone could have imagined they would survive.    god bless the ones who didn’t.  god bless their families.  god bless all of america’s heroes who rushed in to help.  it was a day where the people in this city saw more acts of kindness and heroism than one would expect to see in an entire lifetime.

american flag at plaza hotel (2)

god bless us all in this world.

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“It takes courage in the midst of fear, but you do it with the grace of God.”
~ Father Mychal Judge
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“I love you, so just love each other the best you can.”.On September 11, 2001, as Fr. Mychal rushed into the burning tower, Mayor Rudy Giuliani called out, “Father Mike, pray for us!” Mychal called back, “I always do! I always pray for you!”
Thomas Cagnassola 9-11
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Thomas Cagnassola

“Lord, take me where you want me to go, let me meet who you want me to meet, tell me what you want me to say, and keep me out of your way.”

-Prayer of Father Mychal Judge

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do not think – follow up


thanks to all of the wonderful peeps who helped me out with my “do not think” post several weeks ago. i received both comments and e-mails in response to my request for people to simply tell me something – anything that came to mind at the moment.  i mentioned i would tell you what it was about at a later date &
ta da! . . . . here it is:

i was watching a rev. gayle dillon video and she was speaking about how if you are being aware and receptive, you will always get the answers to your prayers or at least a point in the right direction.  most of the time, we’re just not paying close attention.  she then suggested we could give it a try by asking random people to say something – anything that came to mind –  and then listen – really listen – to what the universe was offering through that person.  so i asked and i received.  i sat with each of the responses and let them speak to me.  i did not  ‘just read’  them while i was on the phone, typing or watching t.v.   each and every reply to my post held so much value and was so relevant for me.  i encourage you to try this and see what comes up for you – i bet you’ll be as fascinated as i was.

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mirror me

the mirror

The good you find in others, is in you too.

The faults you find in others, are your faults as well.

After all, to recognize something you must know it.

The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well.

The beauty you see around you, is your beauty.

The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.

To change your world, you must change yourself.

To blame and complain will only make matters worse.

Whatever you care about, is your responsibility.

What you see in others, shows you yourself.

See the best in others,and you will be your best.

Give to others, and you give to yourself.

Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful.

Admire creativity, and you will be creative.

Love, and you will be loved.

Seek to understand, and you will be understood.

Listen, and your voice will be heard.

Teach, and you will learn.

Show your best face to the mirror,

and you’ll be happy with the face looking back at you.

~ Author Unknown 

l’shana tovah


rosh hashana is the jewish new year. it’s  a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and set the intentions for the new year. this sounds like a good idea to me so i’ve already begun to celebrate and plan.

friday night my good neighbors dan & jayne invited me for shabbat dinner.  this is the second time they’ve included me for shabbat & i’m starting to get the hang of it.  good food, good prayers & fun.   monday i will celebrate rosh hashana with the enzers for more of the same. ;)

no work is permitted on rosh hashanah so i send my wishes a day early for those of my friends who follow the true tradition:  i wish you all the best health, lots of love, prosperity, wisdom and joy every single day!

Hebrew
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe
Hebrew
asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu
Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us
Hebrew
l’had’lik neir shel [shabbat v'shel] yom tov (Amein)
to light the candles of the holiday – Amen.

good yom tov to all!

 

“Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. “
 ~ Alice Walker