Enchantment in an E-mail - May 2005
Produced by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein,
Psychologist, Happiness Coach, and Originator of
THE ENCHANTED SELF®
Welcome to the May 2005 issue of The Enchanted
Self's e-newsletter! The following is what you will find
in this month's issue.
- Recipe for Enchantment
- Article: “THE TEMPLE SINAI TEDDY BEAR PROJECT”
- Share Your Enchantment!
- Quote of the Month
- Blessing of the Month
- Announcements & Ordering information
** Incredible Specials this month!**
- E-group: Connect with others like you!
** e-Radio Magazine **
Recipe for Enchantment #50
Here is a wondeful Recipe for Enchantment that never
fails because it uses the power that lies within
each one of us. The secret to creating a delicious
serving of this recipe is to 'cook' it sooner, rather
than later! This Recipe was sent in by Jill H. Lawrence of
"For me, the most significant message from the Wizard
of Oz is the fact that all Dorothy had to do was to
click her heels and go within herself to create her
desired outcome. She had mistakenly believed that the
power lay outside herself, most specifically in the
Wizard. If she had only recognized that the power
was within her all along, she could have saved herself
a lot of angst and trauma not to mention altercations
with the Wicked Witch! In the end, when she was out
of other options, she was forced to count on herself
and manifest her own great power. Her message is our
message: the power is within."
*For more inspiration from Jill stay tuned to my next
e-magazine, THE ENCHANTED SELF, out on May 20th, on
which she is a guest. Go to http://www.ladybuglive.com and
then to THE ENCHANTED SELF e-magazine.
“THE TEMPLE SINAI TEDDY BEAR PROJECT”
by Ellen Saposnik
It all started when an article in the local Jewish
Journal caught my eye. A young girl had decided to sew
teddy bears with her friends and then personally
deliver them to a children’s hospital in Israel during
her travels as a Bat Mitzvah project. Turning thirteen
and assuming adult responsibilities in the Jewish
religion is a significant step for a young person to
take. The celebration has even greater significance
when coupled with a special project. I had already
accepted a position as Vice President or Social Action
at Temple Sinai in Delray Beach, Florida when this
article caught my eye, so I filed it for future
Collecting teddy bears had been my passion for the past
twenty-one years and my motto is “You can never have
enough bears!” These cute cuddly stuffed animals have
found a way into my home and into my heart. Why no
sponsor a “Teddy Bear Drive” as a Social Action project
at Temple Sinai and then send the bears to children’s
hospitals in Israel? Our congregation has the distinct
reputation of being and extremely friendly, caring and
warm group of individuals inspired by Rabbi Chaim
Wender and Cantor Jennifer Werby. Rabbi Chaim and
Cantor Jennifer are friendly, gracious, inspiring and
dynamic! Surely our members would each bring in a
small stuffed bear that would brighten the day for a
We coordinated a “Teddy Bear Drive” at Temple Sinai in
December 2004 and partnered with Hopewell Institutional
Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, Florida under the
leadership of Reverend E. Nicholas Austin. My close
friends were members of this local church and we joined
together to do good deeds for sick children. After a
few weeks, there was a collection of 156 stuffed
animals, mostly teddy bears but also dogs, tigers,
dinosaurs and even a pink octopus from Elayna Goodman,
the six-year-old grand daughter of our Temple
President. There were bags of bears everywhere; in my
car and all over my living room.
A close friend who lives in Israel supplied me with
e-mail addresses and contact names from some hospitals
he felt would welcome the bears. Reaching out across
the ocean via e-mail was both exciting and gratifying
as friendships developed through this special project.
Two hospitals in Israel expressed delight and
appreciation for being included in our project. My
next step was packing and mailing our four large boxes
of teddy bears specifically to brighten the days for
sick and injured children.
Imagine our excitement when we received e-mail photos
of children of all ages, hugging our bears and stuffed
animals at Emek Medical Center in Afula and Schnieder
Children’s Medical Center of Israel in Petach Tikva.
The bears and other stuffed animals had safely arrived
across the ocean, far away in Israel. Members of both
Temple Sinai and Hopewell Institutional Baptist Church
really performed an act of loving kindness together!
Everyone can perform and act of kindness; no act is
ever too small. Everyone can bring sunshine into the
life of a sick child! Everyone’s efforts can make the
world a brighter place and that is exactly what
happened with our recent “Teddy Bear Project” at Temple
Siman in Delray Beach, Florida.
And you know what? Next year we will sponsor the “2nd
Annual Teddy Bear Drive” as a continuing project
because the rewards are tremendous! Why not starts a
tradition at your house of worship, school, club,
social organization or family group? All you need is a
box full of bears and a heart full of love!
Share Your Enchantment!
Share your positive stories and questions about
enchantment with us and other Enchanted Self
readers around the globe! Our twice monthly e-zine
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Please send stories, comments, and questions to
Inspirational quote of the Month
"The Value of a Smile: It enriches those who receive,
without impoverishing those who give; it happens in
flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever."
Author Unknown, Taken from The Hesed Boomerang,
How Acts of Kindess can enrich our lives.
Blessing of the Month
May the power and energy to do good deeds and take
positive action follow you all the days of your life!
Special Offer for Subscribers
Lots of readers ask me how to really start to find
their Enchanted Self. What is the best way? One ideal
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As a spring special I am eager to send both to you at
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New Books and More!
I am thrilled to annouce the birth of two new Enchanted
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The second new baby, DELIGHT, is my baby-kicking up a
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E-group: Connect with others like you!
I am thrilled to announce that I now have an e-radio
magazine, of course called THE ENCHANTED SELF. You can
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This month's edition is IT IS NEVER TOO LATE! Next week
there will be a new edition entitled ACTS OF KINDNESS. I
have on amazing guests, come and listen!
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more. It's a great way to connect with others who
are exploring, creating and sharing their own
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Have an "enchanting" month. I wish you all many
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