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”

Twenty Something & Crazy

I arrived at the office at 6am. I rehearsed my speech a few times.  First at my desk.  Then in his office. I was planning to do that a few times more before my boss arrived at 8am sharp. But, as life would have it, he arrived early.   He neverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr arrived early. “Oh!  You’re early too?” he said. That’s when I had to make the decision.  I could either … Continue reading Twenty Something & Crazy

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