The Power of “Thank You”

I have always marveled at the way mothers perform their miracles.  To me, these superpowers seem to really come alive at Christmas, Eid, Diwali, Birthdays, Weddings and Barmitzvahs. You know, those milestone moments that go on to the mantelpiece for a lifetime.  It fascinates me the way these moms press-on despite limited budgets and family dramas, despite the exhaustion and lack of appreciation to create … Continue reading The Power of “Thank You”

Rejection is NOT Fatal

Many years ago I met a new woman. I was immediately drawn to her.  I liked her presence.  She walked into a room and you knew she was there.   Unfortunately the feeling was not mutual.  Regrettably, the woman with presence dismissed mine.  More than once. I didn’t feel good about it.  And no, I could not “just move on” or “just ignore her”. I … Continue reading Rejection is NOT Fatal