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How To Pray A Hundred Blessings A Day

Judaism has mechanisms in place to help us cultivate a sense of gratitude.

07/09/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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Life is busy, right? It’s crazy. And frustrating. There is just so much that happens each day that annoys us. Our co-workers, or our in-laws, or our kids… our bills, our obligations, our struggles… all of these factors can add up to a very troublesome existence. It is so easy to let days go by before we take a deep breath, pause, and actually take time to be grateful. To say a blessing. To be satisfied with what we have right now, rather than what we want.

Rabbi Marci Bellows

The Smile Experiment

03/23/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It was a simple idea, really: a tear-off sheet, like the ones you always see advertising “Guitar Lessons” or “Housecleaning Services.” Instead, I was going to offer “Free Smiles.” I saw a posting for something similar on the new social media site, Pinterest, and I decided to make one of my own.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows
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