Category Archives: Inspiration

Not What They Seem?

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.   The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.    

Black History Month

This is the end of black history month. When I was in school, African-American studies were not a significant part of our curriculum. It didn’t matter though, because history was being made all around us at the time. Lots of great, good and bad things took place during my school years from grade 4 through […]

Pass the Biscuits

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then.  And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and extremely burned biscuits […]

The Value of Friends? Priceless

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder […]

Frank Sinatra and the Jews

  Francis Albert Sinatra (1915-1998) may have been one of America ‘s most famous Italian Catholics, but he kept the Jewish people and the State of Israel close to his heart, manifesting life-long commitments to fighting anti-Semitism and to activism on  behalf of Israel .

Happy Thanksgiving

  Dear Family, Today, I just want to say THANK YOU. This morning, on the verge of waking up, all bundled up under the covers, with the heater making the room all cozy…I was thinking warm and loving thoughts. Of family and friends. Of TaxMama® family and friends. Of all the different people I interact […]

One Flaw In Women

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women have strengths that amaze men… They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

Happy Thanks for All the Gifts Week

Is there someone you forgot to thank? Is that Thank You card burning a hole in your pocket? Is Mom pestering you about calling your aunt? How long have you meant to thank him for that locket?   Well, for all you procrastinators, you ‘I meant to do it’ divas, you folks with good hearts […]

Two Choices

What would you do? Would you make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice? At a fundraising dinner for Chush , a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a […]

Girls in My Circle

When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, And then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many friends. One friend is needed when you’re going through things […]

Asset Valuation

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of sparkling cider theory… A professor stood before his philosophy class with some items on his desk in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he […]

Septaugenarian With Attitude

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in […]