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    just curious:) i’ll start (these are NOT in order of what i consider important)

    talking to little kids, chocolate, accomplishing things, the smell after it rains, TORAH!, understanding somethings, learning, singing, writing, music, friends, smiley faces!, tons more, but i’ll give someone else a chance now:)


    smile e faces


    Learning, music, my friends’ kids, nature, people, accomplishing difficult things, giving…


    First on the list is my grandkids, they always make me happy.

    Second would be helping people.


    Babies, cooking, traveling, helping others out, surprising people with gifts πŸ™‚


    sac, babies…..ah……………….


    pay raise


    music (maybe i’m really a novi, they were inspired by music), family get-togethers, shabbos, making a chidush on Torah – anything, delicious food, any good accomplishment, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.


    Helping others/making others happy, Music, music, music and oh did i say good music? The Sunshine, Good company….


    When my husband is happy.

    AND my kids are happy.

    Everyone in good health.


    Learning something “good”.

    Creating a viable new concept/idea.




    Seeing “hashgacha pratis” day to day/feeling-seeing Hashem is listening to my spur of the moment prayers…

    Good friends.


    …the CR…

    not I

    Hearing about Kidushei HaShem. I like the pay raise too!


    Definitely NOT necessarily in any kind of order…

    –Hearing good news.

    –Knowing everyone I know is not having any serious health or parnassa problems.

    –Hearing a good vort, ha’ara or chidush, or coming up with one of my own.

    –Hearing about (or making!) a kidush HaSh-m.

    –Planning for an upcoming trip to Eretz Yisrael.

    –Helping others plan a trip to Eretz Yisrael.

    –When my plane lands in Eretz Yisrael (and my time there is still ahead of me).

    –Getting a big hug from my children or grandchildren.

    –A spiritual, peaceful, restful Shabbas.

    Be Happy

    It warms my heart to see what makes people happy. I am happy getting up in the morning. Appreciate everything you have NOW and you will find happiness all around you!!


    Be Happy- nice message

    Also i like to post smiley faces when I am happy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    The innocent smile on Moshe Cohen’s face and his speech, in this clip:


    which restores my faith in the future of the world, Yidishkeit, Jewish goodwill towards others and humanity’s employing their G-d given talents for noble causes. No words to express.


    music, music, some more music, helping people, music, music, and some more music. basically music makes me very happy. oh and eating good food

    minyan gal

    Waking up every morning because there was once a time when that was seriously in doubt

    Hearing the words “I love you, Bubbie”

    Helping other people

    Giving tzedakeh

    Attending the daily minyan

    My wonderful friends

    d a


    …music, helping people, music…

    How did that get thrown in middle?!

    Just a joke…


    comfortable bed

    thick blanket

    warm room

    no state policemen banging on the door in the middle of the night as was so common during our centuries stay in europe


    …my chevrah…


    *The innocent smile on Moshe Cohen’s face and his speech,….

    Please allow me to explain that Moshe Cohen, amush, is the child, who lost his mother a month ago, and stirringly addressed the crowd at the Shluchim convention in Brooklyn this Sunday night.


    being that i’m single my list is a little different from the married peoples’:

    *when a friend calls to ask how a test was, or how my date went…it shows that they care and that makes me happy.

    *making my friends smile when they’re down

    *when i’m able to offer good advice

    *when people call to say thank you and appreciate what i do

    *when i hear of someone doing chesed for someone else, stam

    *getting a hug from my younger sibling when i come home at the end of the day

    *when my friends and i randomly break out in song when we’re hanging out together at someone’s house

    *when i hear of a simcha of someone that i know

    *when i get a funny text from my friend and i laugh out loud πŸ™‚

    *when a friend in my chevrah finishes my sentence; it feels good to know that someone knows you that well

    *when my fiends and i reminisce and laugh over the things we did in elementary and high school

    *Life in general πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Baruch Hashem for all that I have, i feel truly blessed each and every day!

    I once heard from someone that it’s very important to have a lot of concentration in modim (shmoneh esrai)…it can change your whole attitude and the way you look at life: when u stop and think of all that you REALLY have to be thankful and happy for your modim just may be as long as your shema kolainu!!


    being stone drunk k’shikruso shel lot


    Spending time with my Grandfather.



    Not to go off topic, but your comment reminds me of an old joke…

    One cold winter night in the 1960’s a Yid living in Moscow hears banging on his door at 3 o’clock in the morning.

    He grabs on a robe and asks who it is.

    “It’s the mailman” comes the gruff reply.

    When he opens the door two agents of the KGB (secret police) push their way in.

    “So, Goldshteyn, we hear you’ve applied for an exit visa to Israel, is that right?”

    “Yes, that’s true.”

    “But why? Don’ you have enough to eat here?”

    “Yes, I guess so.”

    “And didn’t you get a decent Soviet education here?”

    “Yes, I suppose so.”

    “And don’t you have a roof over your head?”

    “Yes, I do.”

    “So then Goldshteyn, why would you want to leave mother Russia?”

    “Well, I guess it’s because I don’t like mailmen banging on my door at at 3 o’clock in the morning!”


    my friends



    “Spending time with my Grandfather.”

    I really wasnt expecting that from you. WOW! (Im actually moved)

    I know how you feel, I also had a very special grandfather and I loved being with him. He was such a mentsch and so loving.

    How old is your grandfather and what is it about spending time with him that you so enjoy?


    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;

    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;

    Brown paper packages tied up with strings;

    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels;

    Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles;

    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings;

    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes;

    Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes;

    Silver-white winters that melt into spring;

    These are a few of my favorite things.



    “I really wasnt expecting that from you.”

    Why not, you think have me all figured out already? πŸ˜‰

    My Grandfather is 78 (ad meah v’easrim) I cant say too much about his life because that will for sure give me away….

    We always had a special bond, I am his only granddaughter that is named after his mother. Most of the year he lives in E”Y, but comes to America for simchos and sometimes for a stam visit.



    I don’t have you all figured out not by a long shot. Clearly one can’t judge a person by their comments on the forum because one ends up with a very skewed picture. Actually, in your case I think if I met you Id actually realize I know nothing about you.

    Its special that you have that bond with your grandfather. Really, not everyone is zoche to that. At least my grandfather lived near us so I saw him often. (Of course now that he isn’t here I still feel like I didn’t spend enough time with him. Oy now I’m in I miss Zaidy mode…)

    Amen that he should live ad meah veesrim.



    Congrats on the name change!

    My grandfather was born in E”Y, came to America to get married and have a family, and then moved back after he retired (about 13 years now).


    The following things uplift me:

    – Hearing a deep and/or inspiring thought (hashkafa or torah)

    – Unburdening myself to Hashem and allowing myself to lean on Him completely

    – Real jewish music

    – Giving a sincere gift to someone close.

    – Writing a letter expressing appreciation and/or deep feelings for someone.

    – Eretz Yisroel

    – Being completely understood by someone else.

    – Sharing something very private with someone you can trust implicitly.

    – Achdus among Klal Yisroel.



    Thanks! Vkara Shmo Byisroel WIY! πŸ™‚

    Interesting so you could have been Israeli technically.


    We all could have been Israeli technically, if you go back far enough. πŸ™‚



    Anyone could have, if they were born in Israel….

    My grandfather came after he fought in the War of Independance.

    His family has been in E”Y for generations… (now that I gave myself away)


    When I can read the papers without someone recognizably Jewish accused of serious crime.

    Sister Bear

    -my friends

    -my younger siblings (older, we’ll forget about them. πŸ˜‰

    -doing well on something I worked hard on.

    -having a healthy relationship with my parents and extended family.

    -seeing G-d’s presence in my life




    Anyone could have, if they were born in Israel….

    My grandfather came after he fought in the War of Independance.

    His family has been in E”Y for generations… (now that I gave myself away)”

    I dont think you gave yourself away. Or maybe to others you did. What you just said doesnt ring any bells in my mind. That could also be because Im not a big yenta and dont know everybody….



    LOL. I’m trying to give as little info about his background as possible.

    There are very few families that have been in E”Y for as far back as my Grandfathers family (I think its 15 generations)

    Ok, I’m shushing now…



    “LOL. I’m trying to give as little info about his background as possible.

    There are very few families that have been in E”Y for as far back as my Grandfathers family (I think its 15 generations)

    Ok, I’m shushing now…”

    You see look what you did NOW you got me all curious and Im going to have to speak to my Israeli hocker friends who will know which families that can apply to πŸ™‚

    You so want me to figure out who you are its not even funny :-p

    Honestly if you dont want people figuring out who you are…youre doing a great job of it πŸ™‚


    Finding a job!! lol- then my husband can stay in yeshiva for even longer πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ and of course the yummy delicious hugs from my kids -precious!!!








    Wow great thread. Just saw something somewhere pointing out how amazing it is that most of the things that people go nuts from, wanting and feeling jealous about, and/or killing themselves trying to get those things, or not on the list.


    Doing chessed

    Making others happy. Makes me happy


    Learning Torah

    I. M. Shluffin

    Seeing people give funny responses to my posts.

    I. M. Shluffin

    AKA classroom participation

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