Hi there! I figured that it’s been two weeks since I last posted, and things are hopping here at Yaldah, so it’s time for a new post.

I’m new on the staff, so I’m ultra excited that we’re starting to work on the spring issue! (Don’t forget that we LOVE getting submissions and want to see your work in Yaldah!)

On a totally separate topic, I want to share a fun story and the message I can take from it. A couple days ago, I had told someone that I was going to bring brownies to an event they were having. I have this amazing recipe for brownies and I love making them. So I made sure that we bought all the ingredients that I needed, and I got ready to bake. But then I recalled that a few days earlier my father had said that the oven didn’t work. I wasn’t sure if it had gotten fixed, and I was the only one home, so I couldn’t ask anyone. So I looked online to find a microwave brownie recipe that looked good. I found one and proceeded to whip up a batter (such a cool phrase!) When I was done, I attempted to put our microwave-safe pan into the microwave and…it didn’t fit. And I was so annoyed. So I ended up looking up if it’s possible to bake brownies in a bowl, and apparently you can, so I did. Except I had no idea how long to bake them for. Finally after much experimenting, lots of frustration, and making a mess in the kitchen, my brownies were done. And then my father came home and told me that the oven had been fixed a few days earlier. After that whole fiasco in the kitchen (it really was crazy) I could have just made a normal recipe in the oven. But I decided that I should try to take a message out of it rather than get all annoyed (not that it takes away the annoyance completely, but it’s something to aim toward). I guess I can take the message that even when things get crazy and frustrating, there’s still something good about it. Like I found a terrific brownie recipe. It can even be made in a bowl :).

Are you looking for messages in your life?

Have a great Shabbos!


P.S. Just a reminder to apply for the editorial board and register for Jewish Girls’ Retreat.
P.P.S. Did you see Leah’s Google Business Story? It’s awesome!