Jan. 1, 2012: First Page of A Brand New Book


Somebody tweeted this quote last night right before the clock struck 12 and 2012 was ushered in:

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a GOOD one.”

Now I am not a lover of making resolutions – Too many started too many I have never kept – it can be disheartening.


I also read this fantastic post by Jew in the City – which also nicely puts everything in perspective of what I as a Jew am suppose to do every day as far as resolutions go.


However I am one of those that is always looking for inspiration in life and ways to make the most out of what life has to offer! (sometimes it is easier said then done)

Thus I am whole heartedly jumping on this band-wagon of  Jan, 1st 2012 and looking for a way to start this secular New Year off the right way!

I thought it quite serendipitous that just that Friday morning in the mail I received my Oprah Life Class Journal in the mail.

Now I don’t remember signing up to receive one, but being a fan of Oprah (yes I am one of those) and a journal writer on and off since my early teens, I thought what a great way to start 2012.

 I have found that there is REAL TRUTH in the idea of  -writing down things on paper ( saying your goals and hopes out loud so-to-speak) somehow helps make them come true and be a reality.

My idea for this journal is to keep on track with my goals, to realize the life lesson of the day and learn from it for the future, and to be grateful for what I already was able to achieve that day.

Here is what I think my journal format will be:

Today I realized that…..

Today I appreciate ….

Tomorrow I hope……. and will do ….. to achieve……..

Now if you are planning on keeping your own journal along with me, feel free to follow this format or create one of your own.


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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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