The Purity of Pure Emotional Communication, How We Shape Our Environment and How Our Environment Shapes Us – A Note from Gary S. Smolker to Rabbi Lazer Gurkow

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Pure Emotional Communication: Your words and phrases are noble, passionate and pure emotional communication.  I salute you.

The pictures below are an example of how one person can communicate saying “thank you” to another person without using any words,

One Way To Say Thank You

Below are photographs, taken in my living room, of a few objects-d-Arte an “artist” gave me as a gift, as a surprise gift.




Each of those “art objects” were made with the artist’s own hands, installed in my house by him and his son and a helper and given by him to me as a SURPRISE GIFT to me.

That is a powerful way of saying “thank you.”


I got out of bed at 5:00 a.m. this morning because I have so many things to do and couldn’t stand staying in bed any longer.

I am working on several projects including

  1. Writing an article about the Angels amongst us – how they inspire us when their holiness seeps out.
  2. Writing something to be put in a “time capsule”  as a “history” of what was happening in 2016.
  3. Writing an essay about what happens when our passion seeps out and ignites others, when the purity of our emotional communication and not it’s perfection is our goal.
  4. Describing the Creative Energy I observe in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region and Orange County as a harvest, as a living part of the festival of life.
Holiness Is Present Wherever We Are
On Thursday (Feb. 4, 2016), I met an extremely resilient woman, at  a restaurant in the City of Orange, in Orange County, California who told me her daughter was born blind.  That woman works in the restaurant where my daughter Judi took me to have lunch on Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Below is a picture of a bench for people to sit on while they are waiting to be seated in that restaurant.


Below is a picture of me standing next to the  sign at the entrance to that restaurant.
I STRONGLY BELIEVE we shape our environment and our environment shapes us.
That woman said to me: Isn’t it wonderful that the first face my daughter will see will be the face of G-d when she gets to heaven and the second face she will see is mine.
As one walks out of the front door my daughter Judi’s home one sees a chalk board with messages written by Judi in chalk on that board.  That chalk board is attached to the interior door post of the front door of Judi’s house.
Attached is a picture of that chalk board in Judi’s home with the messages Judi has written in chalk on the chalk board and a couple of pictures of Judi and me taken while we were at that restaurant.
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Thank You

Below is a picture, taken in 1979, of Judi’s older sister Terra, when Terra was a little girl living in our artistically enriched home in Playa del Rey, California, a picture of Terra with me 36 years later, last Spring, in Manhattan after we had gone to see “The Lion King” on Broadway with her daughter Marissa, and an even more current picture of Terra, taken in November, 2015, of Terra holding a hockey stick for her son Nate, while Nate is putting on the protective gear Nate wears while playing hockey.  Nate is the goalie on the City of Marblehead’s hockey team.
The City of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was founded in 1629, or thereabouts.
Below is a picture of Judi’s younger sister Leah, taken last summer while Leah was standing next to a crater in the State of Israel.
By the way, each of my daughters take me to interesting places to break bread with them
Below is a picture of a place in Salem, Massachusetts, Terra took me to when I visited Terra last Thanksgiving.
I love coffee.
Below is a couple of pictures of a place in Santa Monica, California Leah took me recently.
Below is a picture of my sister Toby Salter and I sitting on our mother’s knee.
Below is a picture of our parents, Paul and Shayndy Smolker, dancing.
Thank you for inspiring me.
Gary S. Smolker, Publisher,
Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog

Copyright © 2016 Gary S. Smolker, All Rights Reserved

About Gary S. Smolker

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: No enterprise can exist for itself alone. Every successful enterprise ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others. Otherwise, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. Imagination, open mindedness and flexibility are the most important factors in unlocking potential. Those who embrace innovation, improvisation, continuous learning, time management, are action oriented, high energy, passionate, creative, purposeful and intense individuals are best equipped to succeed. We all have ideas and the ability to make progress by sharing information and our ideas and also by changing our ideas when appropriate. We should always be on the lookout for teaching and mentoring moments. We hold time like water in our hands; however tightly we clench our fingers, it drips away. But, if it falls on a seed, a seed may grow to become something that will have a positive social impact. PERSONAL INTERESTS: I have a passion to learn, to innovate, to lead, to mentor and to teach. I seek to write things worth reading and want to do things worth writing about. I enjoy (a) driving a fast car, (b) having intense conversations (c) teaching/mentoring, (d) reading and (e) being involved in productive activity. PERSONAL: I believe in cultivating and backing passionate people, innovation, and old fashioned good ideas. I love making human connections and spreading good ideas. I am strongly motivated to achieve in situations in which independence of thought and action are called for. PERSONAL GOALS: I want to live life vibrantly, to be as sharp as a tack until my last breath and to change the world by being me. My personal goal is to be fully engaged in life, to lead by example, to set high standards and to continue to amass firsthand experience and knowledge in all that interests me. PERSONALITY: I love fun and mischief. I relish absurdity. I have an irreverent, facetious and satiric disposition. I dread boredom. I have spent a lifetime reading. I have no bias against people who have lived successful and/or complicated lives. I write to release tension, to get things off my chest. SOCIAL MEDIA: I post articles on the "Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange" blog at, and "Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes" at I also post images and comments on Instagram @garyspassion. CONTACT INFORMATION: Gary Smolker, Smolker Law Firm, 16055 Ventura Blvd., Ste 525, Encino, California, 91436-2609, USA. Phone 1-818-788-7290, e-mail

Posted on February 6, 2016, in Innate Spirituality, irreducible radiance, Passion for Beauty, Power of Resilience, Purity of Emotional Communication Not It's Perfection Is My Goal, Saying Thank You, Taking Up Life's Dare and Forging A Destiny of Your Own, The Seasons of Life, Uncategorized, We Shape Our Environment and Our Environment Shapes Us and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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