Lil Sis

It’s been a slow few days. I keep having to remind myself that I’m only posting good things here. So I’m posting a tribute to my kid sister, with much love.

I yell at you way to often. Granted, you’re happy to yell back/start the fight.

But I also need to say thank you. Thank you for letting me get out of the house this morning without a rendition of your newest song.

Thank you for running messages for me. Thanks for not kicking me at supper anymore. Thanks for when you are helpful. Thanks for cooperating when I babysit. Thanks for giving up your toys to the baby, for offering to ‘help’ with chores, for ensuring with your immense voice that I never miss out on what’s going on.

Regardless of when you don’t– thank you for when you  do!

Mama Rachel

Today is the yartzite of Rachel Imeanu. I could say more, but it might be better just to find or watch one of the movies made in honor of the occasion. Anything by Chabad, the Chofetz Chaim foundation, the Rachel Imeanu foundation, or the like will be fine.

It’s ok to cry while you watch it. Rachel is crying too. She watches the pain we are going through and she burns to tell us that it all can be avoided. If we would just return to her and to each other, we will stay together. If we choose to define ourselves by what connects us, and not what devides us, we will return to being her children. Hashem’s holy nation.

May it be soon.

A smile a day- Part 1

One day, I was totally down in the dumps. Walking from a friends house where things… just didn’t go as planned. And I was sulking a little when I realized that what I could really use right now was a smile. And also that I had made a commitment to try to say Good Shabbat to every Jewish person I was brave enough to speak up to. I decided that I’d had enough moping, and wished the elderly person walking beside me a loud ‘Shabbat Shalom!’

I wish you could have seen the way his face lit up. It really did seem as though I’d made his day.

Right then and there I learned ‘You’re never nothing if you have the ability to make another person smile.’

Part 2 coming soon!

Hello, World

It’s the little things that matter a great deal

The person who left a sweet note when I was mad at the world

The friend who, when I was feeling my worst, sat and talked with my for 15 minutes without a single ‘I told you so.’

Hi! I’m Lucky, and this is my site. I’m starting a blog of short, sweet stories- the nice things people do for one another, that slip between the cracks of our busy lives. I want to add a drop of goodness to the world.

Please e-mail me to submit a story, or sign up to comment. I’ll be putting up more information in pages in the next few days.

Thank you for your help, and Welcome aboard!

One more thing- a huge thank you is owed to the person who helped me set this website up. All the technical details that don’t normally get noticed- please give a thank-you!