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10.06.2020 (16 Days Ago)
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Counting Blessings
Counting Blessings
16 days ago 13 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
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I do that a lot these days. Most times, one of my blessings is that I have so many on my list! A nice place to be.


On this week’s blessing list is my mom. We just celebrated her birthday (and in family tradition I am not allowed to publish exactly which one . . .) Occasions bring reflection.


I know that my mom taught us all how to love and the meaning of family and caring. She grew up that way and has always demonstrated a commitment to people -- some who she doesn’t even know. My dad grew up in a different kind of environment and he always said she taught him that too.


I remember a story my dad used to tell. My mom worked in Manhattan for years and commuted on the LIRR. One day, he met her in the city and they were taking her regular train home. As the arrived at Penn Station, she insisted on using a particular staircase to descend to the track. My father thought that was odd but went along. As the approached the top of the staircase he understood. Apparently, for months (maybe longer), my mom had been helping the same elderly man descend the tracks. She told my dad that this gentleman had trouble walking and she was worried that he would miss the train home without his help. She didn’t even know his name.


Happy birthday mom and thanks for all the things I learned from you. I know my family has benefited.

 

 

 

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  •  Fred wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You are the wonderful product of 2 great role models?
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Happy birthday Sandy!! She is the best. When I was first divorced and moved into Oceanside, your parents constantly contacted me making sure I was never alone on a holiday etc. I will never forget their kindness.
    Although I have to say that I never heard of the Jewish tradition you're referencing. . .
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I'm glad you are like the proverbial apple that didn't fall far from the tree. Happy belated birthday to your Mom!
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Beautiful story and great to hear of the good your parents brought into your family.
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Beautiful legacy. Happy Birthday to your mom, age is indeed just a number, it is what she has accomplished and passed along during those years that matters.
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    What a blessing. So happy you can enjoy time together. My parents are in Florida. We talk every day, and thank god they are healthy and active. But I miss them so much it hurts.. Counting their health and safety as a blessing.
     
       
     
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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Absolutely love this
     
       
     
     
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