Happy Anniversary

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Today Kirk and I celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.  It would have also been my parents’ 68th anniversary if they were still alive.  As I told Kirk at the time, I wanted to get married on that date because if our marriage was half as successful as theirs was, I would really be very happy.  Well, all I can say …

MySpace Friends

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

I had an entirely different subject picked out for my musings today but having just completed a number of interactions with some of MySpace “friends”, I have decided to go in a different direction.  I have made a connection with so many wonderful, strong, caring and sharing new people there that I just have to share.  The last place that …

“Walk Like A Man” Walk-A-Thon” Wrap Up of Premiere

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Although the final count is not tallied, the Crespi Carmelite High School male lacrosse team raised more than $44,000.00 by the start of their premiere event that was held yesterday at the school. What an awesome result in only two months! The guys will be sponsoring a variety of other events in their effort to raise $140,000.00 by the end …

“Walk Like A Man” Walk-A-Thon – Part 5

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Last week I wrote an open letter to the Crespi Carmelite High School lacrosse team members. I asked the girl who had involved me in this project whether she would provide a copy of the letter for each of the team members and have the team coaches hand them out to the guys. She agreed to do so and I …

A Special Thank You

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CRESPI HIGH SCHOOL MALE LACROSSE TEAM You don’t know me but you are my heroes. And if you are wondering why, I will tell you. I know about your great efforts to walk and to raise money for the “Walk Like A Man” Walk-a-thon for Breast Cancer Testing and Research. I know …

Walk Like A Man Walkathon

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

A high school’s men’s lacrosse team is walking to raise money for breast cancer research and testing. Inspired by the team’s coach, Jonathan Oswaks, the Crespi High School team located in Encino, CA is walking the equivalent of a round trip from Los Angeles to New York where the team will match up with 3 Long Island lacrosse teams in …

Appreciating My Great Fortune

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

As I sat here tonight contemplating the first round of my reconstruction surgery on Tuesday, I couldn’t help but realize how fortunate I am to be in this situation.  I have survived two rounds of breast cancer and cannot believe that I have had such wonderful medical personnel with which to work that have provided me with the best of …

My Own Stand Up to Cancer

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Last weekend, the three major television networks staged a major fundraiser for cancer research and raised more than $100 million.  What an awesome outcome!  That got me thinking about what I might be able to do to help others since I don’t have great financial resources and decided that my role would be a little different.  I want to be …

Another Wonderful Day Too

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Today was my first doctor’s appointment since my double mastectomy 12 days ago and I was so delighted to have both drain tubes removed along with all of the bandages.  I am so pleased that the healing has proceeded so well and I am now going to be released to return to work on Monday, just 2 ½ weeks after …