In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.



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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Making progress

Every year we choose something to work on and later the enthusiasm fades.  What helps is to choose a small goal and do one step at a time. For example, being careful with our words, and learning shemirat halashon, what to say and not say. Or some other trait(middah) or mitzah. We don't have to be perfect, just keep trying to make an effort forward. Every effort counts. 


Shana tovah  everyone 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shana tovah

Well, the high holidays are approaching and we are in that time where we each need to find what we need to improve on.  One of the things we can do is be careful with what we say, whether it's Loshon hara, (gossip) or some other hurtful words.  Words have a bigger impact than we know, therefore we should learn and make an effort to be careful, thereby keeping relationships strong plus receiving blessing from the mitzvah of guarding our tongue.  Here's a good site where we can learn 'A lesson a day' http://chofetzchaim.shemayisrael.com/lesson/lesson2.htm

Have a shanah tovah, happy new year everyone

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

It could be


Sometimes we read about calculations about when the Geula will arrive and we are not sure whether or not it will happen this time because the other times it didn't. I feel however that even though we are not completely redeemed yet, there are many oppertunities where we can be. Instead of thinking it's not going to happen, we should each work toward making it happen. Each of us can make a difference. Whether with prayer, mitzvos, learning, middos, emunah, unity ... so on. We should show that we really want it and take steps towards it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

happiness, blessings and gratidude



When we pause and say a blessing before we eat, or for something else, we acknowlege our gratitude to Hashem for providing and taking care of us. And while things may be challenging at times, we should focus on what we have instead of what we don't.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Monday, December 26, 2011

Starting anew

Is the January 1 significant? Yes

A message about using each day to improve and grow