But if there is one thing that the Garden State is most renowned for, that would be Action Park …the most dangerous waterpark ever. Action Park opened its doors in ; it was one of the pioneering waterparks, a prototype almost. Mountain Creek as seen from Google Earth Another difference from the usual waterpark environment was that the park was not located at the shore, or on some large flat expanse.
No wonder so many people are single. A few years ago, I spoke to a group of high-schoolers about the Jewish idea of love. I'll define it, and you raise your hands if you agree.
Love is that feeling you get when you meet the right person. And I thought, Oy. This is how many people approach a relationship. Consciously or unconsciously, they believe love is a sensation based on physical and emotional attraction that magically, spontaneously generates when Mr.
And just as easily, it can spontaneously degenerate when the magic "just isn't there" anymore. You fall in love, and you can fall out of it.
The key word is passivity. Erich Fromm, in his famous treatise "The Art of Loving," noted the sad consequence of this misconception: Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another's goodness. Love is the result of appreciating another's goodness. The word "goodness" may surprise you.
After all, most love stories don't feature a couple enraptured with each other's ethics. But in her study of real-life successful marriages The Good Marriage: How and Why Love LastsJudith Wallerstein reports that "the value these couples placed on the partner's moral qualities was an unexpected finding.
What we value most in ourselves, we value most in others. God created us to see ourselves as good hence our need to either rationalize or regret our wrongdoings.
So, too, we seek goodness in others. Nice looks, an engaging personality, intelligence, and talent all of which count for something may attract you, but goodness is what moves you to love. You can create it.
Just focus on the good in another person and everyone has some. If you can do this easily, you'll love easily.
I was once at an intimate concert in which the performer, a deeply spiritual person, gazed warmly at his audience and said, "I want you to know, I love you all. This man naturally saw the good in others, and our being there said enough about us that he could love us.
Judaism actually idealizes this universal, unconditional love. Obviously, there's a huge distance from here to the far more profound, personal love developed over the years, especially in marriage.
But seeing goodness is the beginning. By focusing on the good, you can love almost anyone. Susan learned about this foundation of love after becoming engaged to David. When she called her parents to tell them the good news, they were elated.
At the end of the conversation, her mother said, "Darling, I want you to know we love you, and we love David. Actions Affect Feelings Now that you're feeling so warmly toward the entire human race, how can you deepen your love for someone? The way God created us, actions affect our feelings most.Personal Narrative- God Saved Me from Fire I look back upon my life and realize that if it were not for God, I would be dead.
On one tragic day, God was protecting me. - Personal Narrative the Suicide of a Friend Can you single out just one day from your past that you can honestly say changed your life forever. I know I can.
It was a typical January day, with one exception; it was the day the Pope came to St. Louis. A cold winter essays It was in the middle of winter on a dark smoggy night, chills were running through the house in and out of my room like a quiet ghost silently coming and silently going.
As I lie awake in my bed thinking of what the next day should bring, my eye.
It was a rainy day. The sky was gloomy and the air was blowing cold. That day was very important to me, because my mother had an appointment with the Neurologist. Megan McMinn Professor Petas Bonaparte English 20 December Narrative Essay Julia’s Success Following are some tools to help you structure your personal narrative.
Charlotte shares her experiences working for Bill Gothard and the Institute in Basic Life Principles Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. I think love is when you feel nervous, but not nervous, and the way that the person makes you feel, like a different feeling. Somtimes you hate this feeling because it's new, and want to push it away, but then you realize that you kind of miss that feeling and wish to feel it again, and always want's to be near that person and feel this feeling.