Monday Musings and Inspiration: Kvetch, Kwell and a Billion People!

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We appreciate the accuracy of these Yiddish words: "kvetch or kwetching" (person who endlessly whines or complains; a person who finds fault with anything and everything). The same goes for its Yiddish antonym: "kvell or kvelling."  It means (to be extraordinarily pleased, burst with pride, gush, praise, be excited, happy). 

 

When you are in the kvelling mode, things go well and the universe cooperates with you and gives you moments to kvell about, (like our two perfect cappuccinos lovingly made at Handlebar Coffee Roasters in Santa Barbara (pictured above).  Whereas, when you are kvetching the universe cooperates by giving you things that will keep you kvetching...The universe aims to please!

 

At any moment in the day you can switch gears, preferably from kvetching to kvelling. Whenever, either one of us feel like complaining, we remind ourselves of this quote:

 

There are at least a billion people on earth at this moment who would consider their prayers answered, if they could trade places with you!

Sam Harris--American neuroscientist & philosopher

 

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Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Barbara Todaro and we wish you a great week also, and judging from your posts you are well on your way with your great team...A

May 13, 2019 06:16 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson yes we do, and the universe is always cooperating one way or another,  A

May 13, 2019 06:17 AM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson you are right, we always have choices and it is up to us.  A

May 13, 2019 06:18 AM #9
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Brian England
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I would much rather be around someone that will kvell than to kvetch, I know too many people that kvetch, haha.

May 13, 2019 06:19 AM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nina Hollander Like New Yok, Los Angeles is also a place where you don't have to be Jewish to  know these words.  I like these words because of their onomatopeic sound.  And like you I have had to explain them to others when we lived in Napa.,,Have a great week. A

May 13, 2019 06:21 AM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Brian England I stay away from the kvetchers.  The minute they start, I am out of there, they pollute the atmosphere and trap others to continue the kvetch fest.  A

May 13, 2019 06:23 AM #12
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I'm fasting for blood work this morning, (annual wellness stuff)  and that cappuccino looks especially delicious. I'm going to get one when I'm done. Here's to a day of kvelling. 

May 13, 2019 06:59 AM #13
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Good morning!  Wishing you a day of major kvelling.  Wellness is important, and Ron is planning to learn how to make those patterns in steamed milk. 

Wishing you both a great week ahead.  A

May 13, 2019 07:02 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall Thank you.  Wishing you a fabulous week.  A

May 13, 2019 07:09 AM #15
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Will Hamm
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Hello A and Happy Monday,  I learn from you and Ron all the time, thank you for the information.

 

May 13, 2019 08:33 AM #16
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 Thank you for giving me the motivation to start my week out right Alexandra ...

May 13, 2019 09:54 AM #17
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS You are welcome, and it is a sobering thought the moment one starts complaining and finding things to complain about, that so many would happily trade places with them.  A

May 13, 2019 10:04 AM #18
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Will Hamm I enjoy writing and contributing.  Thank you for your nice comment. A

May 13, 2019 10:05 AM #19
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Alexandra and Ron - Is that feelings of being faklempt?  Nah, I don't think so just enjoying this post plus the comment by Nina Hollander.  Am I able to relate?  Definitely.  

 

May 13, 2019 10:06 AM #20
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Michael Jacobs another favorite word is michigas... I have no doubt you are able to relate.  These words are meaty.  When I was dating Ron, his mom told me she was going to what I heard as Safari wedding.  When I suggested an African theme, she laughed..she was talking about a Sephardic wedding!  A

May 13, 2019 10:15 AM #21
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Hi Ron and Alexandra- there have been times when I wished that I'd been a princess with all of the crowns and jewels etc,...but then I look at what happened to Princess Grace and Princess Diana and I think...I'm doing just fine!!!

May 13, 2019 12:05 PM #22
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Ron and Alexandra - totally on board with this.  A bad day for us would be a great day for others.  And by the way,  I would love those cappuccinos!

May 13, 2019 12:10 PM #23
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Kathy Streib your comment reminded me that Mother Theresa and Princess Diana died on the same day.  People barely noticed Mother Theresa's passing.  I always found that sad.   I do not recall wanting to be anything but me, perhaps older when I was a little one.  I used to get up on chairs to be bigger!  LOL A

May 13, 2019 12:15 PM #24
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant Schneider If you ever are visiting in our area, we would be delighted to meet you there.  The couple that run were pro cyclists world wide, and they know their beans.  They also roast their own beans.  A

May 13, 2019 12:17 PM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Alexandra I agree with you, now try to convince Diane of this, in all fairness that is an impossible dream.... I will have to mention to her when she is complaining about the One Billion People:)Endre

May 13, 2019 11:21 PM #26
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