Monthly Archives: May, 2011

Two Of Everything???

Did it ever occur to you why we have two ears, two eyes, two nostrils, two lips and only one mouth? I tried creating a visual image of me with two mouths and it was not a pleasant sight. I pondered this privately for a while and then took the question public by asking friends …

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Being a Mensch

Mensch (German: Mensch, for “human being”) means “a person of integrity and honor”. The opposite of a mensch is an unmensch (meaning: an utterly cruel or evil person). According to Leo Rosten, the Yiddish maven and author of The Joys of Yiddish, mensch is “someone to admire and emulate; someone of noble character. The key …

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Seeming to Be

It is remarkable how many people are caught in the “appearance web.” The need to appear to be has become greater than the need to just “be”, for some. Many of us will even give up our own happiness (or our chance at it) in order to keep “looking good” in the eyes of others. …

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Change

We must always change, renew, and rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden. Goethe   As I have grown I have come to understand for me that I don’t have to change anything in a conscious manner as I am forever changing regardless of my actions. Even when I stagnate I am changing. This is a powerful …

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Hospitality

We learn early on that Abraham was the first hotel owner in the Bible. His calling card was his open tent policy. He placed his tent in the middle of the desert and would welcome every traveler for a night’s rest and a hot meal. A story is told that he was once in the …

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