My Grandfather’s Desk: Finding Gratitude In Ordinary Stuff

As we work to increase our gratitude, I find that we often make a mistake. We work really hard to think about deep and powerful things that we are grateful for. The incredible people who fill our lives with whom we share a special bond. An incredible experience we had watching the sunset. The ability to go on a special …

Back To School Gratitude

The past week has been very busy in our house. Back to school season starts early in South Florida, so my two children and I have been in a race to purchase the new and coolest shoes (Converse Chuck Taylors have changed a lot since I was a kid!), belts and other accessories, school supplies and computers. As we loaded …

Grateful For The Storm

Welcome to Day 2 of our 30 Days of Gratitude Project! Today we are sharing a video journal from ISH founder, Andrew Jacobs.  The video was made just yesterday and reminds us that the amazing sounds and sights of nature can inspire gratitude.  We encourage you to keep a Gratitude Journal.  Check out Penzu. The site will send you daily …

The Spiritual Selfie Winner!

Thank you to everyone who sent us a Spiritual Selfie.  Picking the best one was not easy as they were all beautiful.  That being said…… Congratulations to Brenda! Her Spiritual Selfie with her rescued pup, Madison, truly touched our hearts.  This selfie was taken the moment Brenda rescued Madison from an animal shelter where she was about to be put down. …

30 Days of Gratitude

Welcome to the ISH Blog and our 30 Days of Gratitude Project! Tonight, on the Jewish calendar, we begin the month of Elul.  Elul is significant because it marks the last month of the Jewish year.  The new Jewish year begins on the evening of September 13, as the month of Elul ends and the new month of Tishrei begins.  During …

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Share the Sweetness

This week, I officiated at the funeral a very well respected woman. She led an incredibly meaningful and inspiring life. Her family and friends laughed and cried as they honored her.   She was her family’s matriarch, a community leader and a friend to all.  The funeral was a powerful memorial to a life well lived. After the service, as …