Privilege

In Judaism, life isn’t a right; it’s a privilege.

Life is a privilege granted to a person to grasp and do something with it.

What are we going to do with it? Is it about having a pulse and heartbeat?

Was waking up today worth it? Why? And what about tomorrow?

What are we going to do to be worthy of that privilege?

Let’s make a plan. Let’s be ready when it comes.

~ R’ Shlomo Farhi

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A Prayer of the Righteous

Every prayer offered with sincerity and respect is viewed as a prayer of the righteous.

~ Praying with Fire

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Two Essential Ingredients

The main focus of Torah education should be on emunah and midos tovos – having a strong level of belief and mastering positive character traits.

These are the two essential ingredients for observing the entire Torah.

~ R’ Moshe Feinstein zt”l

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Which One Are You?

A lazy person will always discover rationalizations and excuses for his failure to accomplish.

The person with enthusiasm will always find a way to accomplish.

~ R’ Chayim Mordechai Katz zt”l

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Marathon Runners

I once heard a marathon runner explain that often, runners feel that they don’t have the endurance to make it to the finish line.  So you know what they do? They pick a close goal, a traffic light or a tree up ahead, and they focus on that.  They say, maybe I can’t go another 5 miles, but I can make it to that corner.

What’s the one thing you want to achieve and feel that you can’t?

Take it on.  Just get started.

Pick one detail and focus on that, and then move on to the next one. 

You’ll get there.

~ R’ Tzvi Sytner

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The Right Woman

A young man once asked his father, “Father, how will I ever find the right woman?

His father replied, “Forget about finding the right woman, focus on being the right man.”

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Opportunities

Righteous people are those who constantly wait for the opportunity to do good. 

~ Rav Aharon of Karlin zt”l

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Only Then

Hashem helps at the moment when a person doesn’t see any natural means for his salvation – Because that’s when he places his trust in Hashem. ~ The Chazon Ish

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Kind Words

Don’t be stingy with kind words.  Words are free, and they do so much to encourage others.

~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita

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Small Changes

Small changes in one’s prayer habits can make large changes in one’s life.

~ Praying with Fire

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