Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 10 - a photo taken over 10 years ago of you

Ok, so maybe I am a little behind - but here I am catching up :)
This photo (that's not that great in quality) is of my 20th birthday.
Left to right: Mike & Dagmara (RIP Mike), Barry & Tali,
Me (@ the head of the table), My Cousin Liliya, Koby,
Jennifer, and her Ex (Jimmy I think?). 
This image is nostalgia at its best.
We went to Richtree (Marche's at the time) and had deserts, and drinks.
I remember it was fun, and I felt blessed.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A holiday gesture

Holidays are coming by swiftly and I was inspired today with a story from a friend.
Someone she knows teaches at an elementary school with many students who live in poverty and often come to school with no warm clothes, no food, etc.
It has been getting colder and one of her 2nd graders shared with her today that she has been worried about a boy at her bus stop. The little girl said the boy looked cold and she asked if he had a coat. He said that he didn't have one so the little girl saved her own money to buy him one this weekend - no adults were involved.
This made me think about how privileged I am to have a home, food on my table, a loving family and friends.
This year for Christmas I would like to ‘pay-it-forward’.
I propose to all my friends, and all you other readers to change the usual gift buying marathon into a new tradition.
What I am proposing is a "service exchange".
Play ‘secret-santa’ with your closest. The person you are secret Santa for will choose 3 Charity activities (these will be on the note with their name).
You then do the activity and give the person you chose a letter and/or photos of your activity as well as something you liked and/or learned from it.
I think this will give the double benefit of:
  1. It will feel better then to exchange gifts you may not really need
  2. It will do something good for another human being
  3. It will inspire others to follow in your footsteps

I hope you can join me in doing good this year.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Day 9 - a photo you took

Back on track :)
Almost all the photos I post on this blog are mine, but here's a more recent one.
I went apple picking with my friends, and their kids.
In the first photo I posed them.
The second photo...well...lets just say we encouraged them and they played along.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Day 8 - a photo that makes you angry/sad

Maybe a few days after..but here it is..
Gilad Shalit is an Israeli soldier (Born in 1986) who was abducted on 25 June 2006 by Hamas in a cross-border raid.
Noam Shalit holding his son Gilad's photo
The outside of the tent the Shalit family has been living in
in-front of the Prime Minister's home.
Red Hebrew Caption reads: Where are you child?
An image from the latest Video released by Gliad's captors 

These images make me angry, sad and break my heart for his parents.
I keep them in my prayers every day.

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