A Favor?

R’ Avrohom, the Trisker maggid, once said “For yourself you do not need to speak, for thought would suffice; you only speak for the benefit of your friend.  Stop and think for a moment: perhaps your friend is not interested in this ‘favor’ of yours…” ~ Tallelei Teshuva

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Beginnings

The Baal Shem Tov zt’l taught that one’s first thought, speech, and deed of each day should be a mitzvah, because all beginnings influence everything that follows.

Rising early doesn’t only add hours onto the day, it also creates a positive momentum that leads to success in life and in avodas Hashem. You will be surprised how much more can be accomplished if you’re careful to rise early, and follow the Baal Shem Tov’s counsel, to consecrate the beginning of the day for avodas Hashem. ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita

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A Solution to an Impossible Choice

A child had a nightmare in which he envisioned his family in a small boat on a stormy sea, and he was able to save either his father or his mother, but not both.  What did he do?

His solution was to wake up.  Even in real life, some problems which present unbearable stress might go away if we just woke up! ~ R’ Ephraim Rosenblum Shlita

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Mentor

Just as some people refuse to see their faults, so there are those who insist on digging too deep, persecuting themselves over every fault and making unreasonable demands upon their lives. Eventually they collapse from exhaustion, or worse, kick back with resentment.

This is why no person should go it alone. Everyone needs a mentor, someone who can look objectively and say, “This is where you are right now. This is what you can expect from yourself right now.” ~ R’ Tzvi Freeman

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He Shares Your Pain

When someone suffers trials and tribulations in searching for a mate, the 3rd partner (Hashem) is in pain as well. ~ R’ Shimshon Pincus zt”l

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I Believe in You

The most transformative moments in your life happen when somebody else believes in you more than you believe in yourself. – Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Walls

What a great wonder that we should be able to draw so near to God in prayer.  How many walls there are between man and God!  Even though God fills all the world, He is so very hidden!

Yet a single word of prayer can topple all the walls and bring you close to God.  ~ Based on the Chasidic Masters from the book, Your Word is Fire

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