Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – May 2009 Archive (3)

Memorial Service Etiquette

A reader shares: “My brother’s funeral was in another state and my immediate family was unable to attend. I’m coordinating a memorial service for him in our hometown. How can I make it appropriate for all in attendance who have many thoughts and religious beliefs?”



If you are holding a memorial service in a house of worship, you’ll need to check with the pastoral staff for guidance. But if you’re not holding the service in a house of worship, I believe you have a lot of flexibility…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 27, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spread some kindness today

Do you have time to write a note today? I met someone who told me that once a week she sits at her desk and asks herself, “Who could use a note this week?” And then she writes one to someone who could use a dose of kindness.



In the frenzy to stay on top of things most of us find it difficult to find the time to write a note, no less figure out who could use some cheering up. But think how many spirits we’d lift if we all took the time this week to write one note to one person to let…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 15, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

In memory of mom

When friends and family faced tough times, my mom knew just what to do. She was a master at doling out comfort and her willingness to listen bonded many friendships. But it was her prowess as a baker that forged relationships. Whether someone was just home from the hospital or grieving a loss, my mom paid a visit, always with something baked from her kitchen.



So it’s no surprise that in the weeks following my mom’s death, I spent countless hours in the kitchen, trying to comfort…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 6, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

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