Favorite Christmas Memories and Re-Gifting at #DadChat

It’s the day after Christmas and all is quiet in the house. Well, the house is actually quite a mess. Pieces of wrapping and tinsel are everywhere. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie are being eaten by the dog. The record player – anyone remember what those are – is skipping and playing The Christmas Song over and over again by Nat King Cole. It’s gently snowing outside…and it’s time for #DadChat on this Thursday, December 26 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET.

Let’s talk about our favorite Christmas memories – new and old. And, let’s talk about how re-gifting can be a beautiful way to help others!

Bruce is still lost in Africa somewhere. He hopes to join the fun, but who knows if the pirates that kidnapped him will let him use his laptop! In his absence Edna Myers is hosting this evening.

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Seven Attitudes of Gratitude at #DadChat

 attitudes of Gratitude

Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year. Our first #DadChat of the year took on the themes of my last two columns, New Year’s List: Seven Attitudes of Gratitude and Christmas and New Year’s: Best Time of the Year, 12 Reflections. We talked about GRATITUDE Thursday, January 3 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. It was quite inspiring as you can read in the transcript. Join us EVERY Thursday at the same time, same place, same hashtag!

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#Thanksgiving Gratitude for the Whole Family

How many people use Thanksgiving to reflect on their lives, to express gratitude for their blessings, and to reflect on those less fortunate? As a parent, this is one of those fabulous teaching moments for kids. Of course, prepare the great meal and invite friends and family, but perhaps there is greater good to be had? (Note: Enjoy last years Thanksgiving column, too)

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The Rabbi’s Message – by Rabbi Bryski

The following was sent to me via an e-mail by the extraordinary Rabbi Bryski of the Chabad of the Conejo.  What a marvelous idea to compare Twitter to bigger meaning in our lives.  Take a read:

Dear Bruce;
Until recently if you asked someone if they “twitter,” they’d probably give you a funny look. They might say, “What, do I look like, a bird?” Or they’d be insulted, because “twitter” meant “babble” – basically to yak nonsense. Come to think of it, maybe the definition still applies. ?

But twitter now has a new meaning. “Twitter” is the name of an online service that allows people to send out short messages called “Tweets.” They have some value – a kind of electronic news bulletin. Flash! Accident on the interstate. But “Tweets” have also upped the interaction level – one can follow a celebrity’s Tweets. Or you can build up your own following. Tweet about your walk from the car to the office. read more