Thursday, February 14, 2008

For everything you do today......

Hi Friends,

I occasionally read something that by-passes the brain and goes straight to the heart. Reading The Dash Poem was one of those times.

The Dash Movie takes only three minutes to watch, but those three minutes can truly change the way you think about life. I hope it will touch you as much as it touched me.

Turn up the volume on your PC then Click on the following link to watch The Dash Movie (or cut and paste into your browser):

P.S. Please forward this email to friends who would enjoy it!


Monday, February 11, 2008

The Truth Behind Valentine's Day !


Just two days left for a big gala day! Yes its a Valentines Day.

It is not true that Valentine's day is a holiday invented by greedy greeting card companies eager to sell more stock or by candy companies to sell more chocolate, or general retailers to create more business once Christmas is over. It is easy to imagine that Valentine's Day was created by them because as soon as the stores put away their Christmas merchandise, out comes the Valentine's Day items - even though Valentine's is still more than six weeks away.

In a blink Rudolph and Santa are replaced with red ribbon and pink hearts and mass produced Valentine's Day cards in thousands of designs and sizes - large, small, serious, silly, inexpensive, expensive, musical (my least favorite because they sound so tinny) and traditional ones. Valentine's Day is the biggest single twenty hour period for florists, a huge event for greeting card companies and a boon for candy

Valentine's Day began more than 1,500 years ago. According to legend, Valentine was a priest who performed marriages in continued defiance of the orders of the Roman emperor Claudius. The emperor had realized that no young men wanted to join his army and then leave their wives and sweethearts. When it was discovered that Valentine was still performing marriages in secret, he was cruelly sentenced to death.

Valentine allegedly cured the jailer's daughter of blindness and on the night before his execution, he sent a note to her signed "from your Valentine". Reportedly he died on February. 14, 269 A.D.

More than 200 years later in 496 A.D., February 14 was named by Pope Gelasius to honor St. Valentine. Today more than 1,700 years have passed since the real Valentine died, and people are still celebrating Valentine's Day in a big way. A staggering 180 million Valentine's cards were sold last year.

It may never have occurred to you that Valentine's Day is a major crisis day for anyone who is having an affair. After all, Valentine's Day is the one holiday when everyone is expected to do something romantic for their spouse or lover -- and if someone has both, it's a serious problem and a logistic nightmare.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"Love 2008" Sand Fantasy

Hey Guys,

Check this out. Great art and music. Very enchanting.

About the artist:

Ilana Yahav is a multifaceted artist whose talents include: sketching, sculpture

and three dimensional art.Ilana is now showing her Sand Fantasy video art around the world.Ilana draws on sand, using only her fingers.

Her website: