A Gift

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I recently ran across a quote that I posted that gave rise to so many thoughts that I just had to share the message that I received.  The quote is:  “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. – Seneca”  I can remember so many times when I struggled …

The Influence of TV on My Life

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I learned a very interesting fact about myself this week and that is the importance that television has on my life.  I have a TV on all of the time, even at work (thank you for a job that allows for that) and have certain programs that I faithfully watch.  Of course, there are lots of them that I view …

Things Are Seldom As They Seem

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I was wandering around in the lobby of our office building the other day trying to decide what I wanted to have for lunch when I spotted one of my colleagues sitting by herself.  Since we seldom have a chance to chat about anything but work, I walked over to her and she invited me to sit down.  After a …

I Have Spring Fever

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As I sat down to write this week’s blog, there were so many things going through my mind that I considered for a topic but I just couldn’t keep my focus on a single one of them.  I kept looking out the window after what I believe was the last rain of the season and the sun was finally shining.  …

More Lessons Learned from Japan’s Tragedies

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

In the week following the earthquake, tsunami and damage at the nuclear plants in Japan, I watched the coverage that continued to be fed back from the ravished areas.  One thing that struck me was the people lined up for aid or shopping or transportation, etc. for hours on end, even days after the initial onslaught. It was amazing how …

My Lessons Learned from Japan’s Tragedies

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As I sat watching the 10:00 p.m. local news on Thursday, March 10th, there was an interruption for breaking news about 20 minutes into the broadcast.  I remember that I started to wonder whether this was just another police pursuit or other routine story for this city but what I watched over the next hour and a half will forever …