Some Thoughts about Life
Life is what we are given; it's what we do with it that matters.
dawn is the birthday of our world. Every morning we open our eyes
is a miracle of renewal. It's the first day of the rest of our
lives. When we awaken let us take a few moments to take stock in
our life and thank G-d for what we have. Let us affirm to make
this day count.
should not be so envious over what our neighbors have that we fail to
see our own fortunes. We may know what they own, we cannot know
how they feel or what problems they have.
Let's not make immediate judgments on first sight. Sometimes the scraggliest bush yields the best fruit.
not feel you are so much better than someone else is. Do not fear
someone else is so much better than you are. We are all G-ds'
children, made in G-ds' image.
an "expert" told us butterflies are deadly, rather than have an
inordinate lifetime fear of butterflies we should consult another
is no need to tell the world how "great" you are; your actions would
show them. Some people who are at the top of their profession are
the humblest most non-assuming people.
We should not worry about what may go wrong: instead we should think about what will go right.
We should not worry about things we can't control.
We should not think so much about death that we fail to embrace life.
of us know (or could easily find out) the exact moment of our
birth. What if we knew (or could easily find out) the exact
moment of our death. Would we want to? Would we live life
Since we know life is finite we should use our time wisely.
Ago passed and is gone forever, it cannot be recaptured, and it cannot be changed: What we do
Now is a good time to say a kind word to someone, to do an unsolicited act of kindness, to perform a mitzvah.
should treat everyone with utmost respect. A careless remark, one
even said in jest cannot be recanted. The harm is done, the
if the last remark (said in a fit of anger) we made to someone (a
friend or relative) became the last remark we could ever say to
them. How would we feel?
Before we try to change the world let's try to change ourselves (though sometimes changing the world might seem easier).
should not only pray for miracles (being alive is the biggest miracle);
instead we should pray that G-d gives us the strength and courage to
face whatever life brings our way.