What a week it was with all the Thanksgiving madness and fun! I hope all of you had a wonderful day filled with lots of family love & gratitude and lots of good food. The truth is, every Shabbos is like a Thanksgiving day, and this is my wish for all of you and myself every week!
Thank You Notes:
And then Yesterday I got this email :
on Nov 24, 2011, at 2:29 PM, Shana Krohner < wrote:
> hi Sarah!
> just want to let you know that last nights dinner was the meatballs from Margalit from your at home gourmet and it was a real hit! BH! my kiddies downed it (nothing like making food look like lollipops!) We also had Zehava Lankry Amon over for dinner with her two boys (we’re neighbors) and she thought they were really good!
> tonights dinner is your shredded mustard salmon salad from Kosher Street! (was supposed to be turkey but hubbie wants dairy so we will postpone that!)
> keep these recipes coming!
> Have a happy thanksgiving!
And I realized the POWER of just a THANK YOU note is so strong! Not only did this note make me smile on a day I was feeling a little blue, because my husband was working on Thanksgiving! But it made me realize all the long hours and endless time spent cooking and writing – well it is worth it!
WE MUST BRING BACK THE THANK YOU NOTES!! I personally do not write enough of them and I realized how important it is to take out those few minutes and jot down a few words of thanks – it can really make a difference to those who are on the receiving end.
Funny enough I had read this book 365 Days of Thank Yous – Where this author made the decision to write a thank you note a day to all the people in his life, from everyone like the grocer who bagged his groceries to his family and friends, who made a difference in his life – and how this simple act of thanking them and acknowledging their efforts – changed his life. – A fascinating read, highly recommend the book.
Black Friday Deals:
I admit I am a sucker for Black Fridays & I love the whole madness. The waking up at pre-dawn hours, the feeling of excitement entering the stores when it is still pitch black outside, the sheer thrill of getting something for 70% off – For me it is all Fun!
With the American Express Small Business incentive this Saturday Night it is also a great time to shop and support the stores in our local communities , get some fantastic great deals and get back $25 for a qualifying purchase. (you must register your card – so do it today)
Click here for stores in your zip code that are participating. Many of your favorite local Jewish Stores are opening Saturday Night special to participate and are giving more discounts and free giveaways to all who come in and purchase that night!
Here is one of my favorite deals you can get today –PERFECT for Chanukah!
Finally here is my Friday Flower Pick for this week. Because it was just a holiday, your local grocery store chains have an abundance of fall flowers to choose from. You don’t need to spend a lot of money for flowers – go and buy from the 3 for $12 you will see some great choices.
– Nothing brightens up your home for the winter season like vases filled with fresh flowers. Sunflowers and alstromeria are great choices because they’ll remain beautiful for up to a week. The trick to keeping blooms fresh is to remove all leaves below the water line and change out the water every few days.
Not only do the make a great visual impact by themselves in a vase, and then grouped together on the table, they are inexpensive and you get a lot of flowers in a bunch.
Till Next Week!
Have A Great Shabbos! Sarah