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Just Breathe: Cupcake Empowerment

What it means to be like God.

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(11) Dvirah, January 20, 2014 5:40 PM

Caveat (sorry)

While I agree in prinicple with Rabbi Sytner, I would like to add a caveat - be careful! Sometimes what YOU think is an act of kindness - isn't. In the example of the cupcake, if I had been that women I would not have been "glowing"; I would have been annoyed, for this reason: part of the treat would have been to chose my own cupcake, and in having one handed to me, I am robbed of the choice. And put into a dilmena, espcially if the gift cupcake was a flavor I didn't like: do I keep it out of consideration for the giver or do I change it? If I keep it, do I eat a cupcake I don't really like, or throw it away, wasting the giver's money? Whatever the decision, my treat has been spoiled, not out of malice but due to mistaken kindness.
So be careful. Try to match your action to the receipient's real need and character.

(10) Hannah, November 19, 2013 4:26 PM

My cupcake to you ...

Please accept this invisible cupcake in thanks for your most welcome wisdom and advice.
A beautiful story for which I am so thankful.

(9) Michal, November 11, 2013 2:23 AM

absolutely true

thats what we think of, when we say: We try to e m u l a t e God. No?

(8) Elaine Kleinschmidt, November 8, 2013 8:50 AM


This story made a difference in my life today. Simple but powerful. Thanks.

(7) korn, November 8, 2013 3:33 AM


just beautiful and so true

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