Monthly Archives: November 2021

Hey, I beat you!

You’re lying in bed, exhausted, about to fall asleep, and your phone rings. It’s your friend. She needs help and wants to know if you can come over. You can sigh and say no. You can sign and say yes. … Continue reading

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Don’t Give In

The more someone gives in to his desires, the more new desires arise and he never finds true satisfaction. ~ Madraigas Haadam: ubocharta b’chayim

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That Idea You Had

Every Yid must believe with everything he does: parnassah, his other worldly deeds, and also in regards to spirituality and avodas Hashem, that the idea that came to his mind regarding what he should do was sent to him from … Continue reading

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Packing

Reb Eliyahu Lopian zt’l compared time to a travel bag. If one packs his bag in an orderly fashion, there will be plenty of space for all his belongings. But if he throws in his clothing without folding them and … Continue reading

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The Power of Emuna

When one has emuna and bitachon that Hashem will help him, his emuna will cause it to happen. For example, if one trusts that Hashem will support him and his family, it will occur. ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita Now … Continue reading

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Glasses

Just as eye glasses made for someone else are not suitable for you, so too all material tools are tailor made for the person to whom they were given. Anyone internalizing this perspective will not feel envious of what others … Continue reading

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For the Right Reasons

People easily deceive themselves into thinking that they are doing an act of kindness for the sake of kindness, when in fact this is not the case. The way to test your motivation is to see if you are equally … Continue reading

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Do Your Part

Hashem performs miracles. The good deeds and the good middos are man’s part. ~ R’ Yechezkel of Kuzmir zt’l

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What to Focus on

Keep your focus on those who have less than you.  This way you will constantly appreciate Hashem’s kindness and not consider that you are missing things. Since people assess their wealth or poverty according to what they see others have, … Continue reading

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My Goal

I would not wish to change places with our forefather, Avraham. For what would the Almighty gain from this?  If Avraham would be me and I would be him, there would be no additional righteousness in the world. My goal … Continue reading

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