A Wonderful Brother Remembered – Part 2

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Last week’s blog was posted several days early as Kirk and I headed out to Florida on Easter Sunday to attend my brother’s funeral on Monday. I cannot begin to explain the experience that I had. I knew that my brother was very special in his kindness and caring and willingness to help others and I was so very happy …

A Wonderful Brother Remembered

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

In last week’s blog, I wrote about my brother’s having surgery this past Tuesday. We expected that things would go along perfectly as they have every time in the past with his many surgeries over the years as a result of renal cancer and the pain resulting from damage done in his back in removing various tumors.But two hours into …

The Past and Future Collide

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

The patriarch of a family with whom I grew up passed away this week. This family is one of the last connections that I have had to my hometown of Williamsport, PA. Of course, this takes me back to a time and a place that holds such a special place in my heart. I have so many happy memories of …

A Reassessment

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

When I started to write this blog, I had requested that Kirk set it up to reflect a classification of “Categories” so that I could address a number of different subjects. The first one obviously is “Creating Happiness”. However, as I pondered what I wanted to write about this week, I was suddenly struck by the realization that all of …

Friends

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Yesterday was one of those days that lives in your mind forever. Earlier in the week, Kirk had indicated that he had a surprise for me on Sunday but wouldn’t tell me what it was. Okay, that was fine with me. He told me that we had to be ready to leave by 8:45 a.m. and gave me an indication …

Inspiration

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

I know that this is the next component that I want to tackle in this series and immediately after I created this new page, I had absolutely no idea regarding what I should write. No inspiration – nothing – nada. So when I find myself in this situation with regard to anything that I wish to accomplish, I just set …

Smiles – Part 2

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Okay, my smile experiment didn’t go exactly as I expected and I didn’t receive any feedback to incorporate into this week’s musings. However, I did have lots of fun, the presentation went extremely well and the one person that I really wanted to engage seemed to have checked out long before I got to my part. So, for now, I …

Smiles

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Did you ever notice what happens when you smile? Well, give it a try. Go ahead. Right now. Now, how do you feel? Yes, I know what you mean. When you are smiling, you feel good. All thoughts of anything bad or negative just go away. And if you keep on smiling, you just can’t feel badly. Now while you …

Gratitude

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

I had to run some errands this morning and while I was getting ready I noticed that it was raining as had been predicted. I checked the weather report and I heard that it was suppose to continue all day. Right before I was ready to depart, I was hoping that it would at least slow down to a drizzle …

A Special Person

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

We attended a memorial service for Kirk’s cousin last Saturday. Arnold was someone who was really special. Despite countless surgeries and physical problems and pain, he had the warmest and brightest spirit imaginable.At the services, many people got up to make comments regarding the person that each of them wanted to remember in their individual ways. He was uniquely special …