Family Toasts

The Emperor and the Crane – A Motivational Story About Death and Immortality

A certain sage brought a glass of living water to an emperor and said: – “If you drink this water – you will become immortal. If you don’t – you will eventually end up in the country of the dead. Just like everybody else.” The emperor thought a while about the offer, but couldn’t decide […]

What Decision Really Means – Toast About Decision Making

Here is a short wish and toast about decision making: The Latin root of the word “decide” means “to kill or to cut” (similar to “homicide”, “suicide”, “genocide”.) So when we decide to do something new, without killing something old, we don’t make a decision at all. We make an addition. And making additions is a […]

Mother’s Day Quotes and Toasts

A collection of mothers day quotes, stories and toasts that can be used by son, daughters, husbands, friends and family. 6 years: Mom knows everything! 8 years: Mom knows a lot! 12 years: Mom really doesn’t know everything! 14 years: Mom knows nothing! 16 years: Mom, what mom? 18 years: Mom is outdated! 25 years: […]

Go further with a group – a toast to team work

An old African proverb said… “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a group.” There are times when we can get things done quickly by ourselves. However, more frequently we need to work with each other to accomplish bigger goals. Here is a toast to all […]

Value people, not possessions

Value people, not possessions

Some years ago, Elizabeth Taylor experienced a big loss – thieves had broken into her safety deposit box and stole lots of valuables. Later she was asked  – “Did you cry?”, to which she responded, – “I don’t cry for things that won’t cry for me!” What a profound lesson. We spend most of our […]

Toast About a Wave

Toast About a Wave

There is a story of a little wave, bobbling along in the ocean, having a great time. He’s enjoying the wind and fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. “My God, this is terrible”, the wave says, “look what’s going to happen to me”. Then […]

Love Their Mother

Love Their Mother

“The greatest gift you can give your children is to love their mother” Here is a toast to our children, our biggest source of worry and our greatest source of joy; to their dedicated mothers and our  beautiful wives who challenge us to become better; and to husbands and fathers who have in them a boy […]

Mayonnaise Jar and a Cup of Coffee

Mayonnaise Jar and a Cup of Coffee

A professor stood before his class with a few items on his desk. When the class began, he picked up a large and empty mayonnaise jar and began to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a […]

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