Thursday, December 30, 2010

As each snowflake's unique shape is defined through its molecules bonding, the unique qualities of each individual are exhibited in the manner of his interaction with others.
Stress exposes the well-hidden, innate character traits of each individual. What a learning experience!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The decision of whether to take an initiative step forward or to humbly wait by the wayside, has tricked the greatest of men.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The heart, just as any muscle, has a limit to the emotional load it can carry. Exercise it & open it to others, and it will be able to carry so much more!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Life's a big school & we're all here to learn lessons. Some study the book. Others drop out. Some learn by ear. Others, by assignment.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

There is no education like experience. Without a single formal lesson, the home imbues in a child more than he will learn from any teacher.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Forgiveness has two parts. Absolving the 'debt'. (Verbally relinquishng the wish & right for retribution.) Dissolving resentment (internally).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The diference between a 'Leader of Men' and a 'Leader of Jews', is that the latter is a servant & the other a king.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If we had a wider folder, more would stay in the 'fold'.
Humanity = individuality. If we were all deisgned to be the same, we'd look the same too.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The human heart is so sensitive, that even the most loving critique may shatter it and only cause resentment. - Admonish Soft & Seldom.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Torah study requires a settled calmness of mind. Hence the name 'Yeshivah'. Some have retained this state even in exile, abject poverty, & under enemy fire.
Wisdom can be expressed in recognizing that something is NOT understood, whereas the foolish believe they understand it all.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Certain pleasures can only be appreciated by those who have a refined sensitivity to them. Such is the joy of Chanukah.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Evil & its dirt must grow gradually. However, G-D & His Lovingkindness are a constant. His 'cover' can be removed in an instant.
As daylight wanes, darkness slowly developes into night. However from the darkest of the night comes the 'crack' of dawn - daybreak in a moment's notice.
Publicity is not a Jewish trait. Yet, once a year when a window opens & the Jewish home is somewhat exposed, enough light shines forth to illuminate the world.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ironically, when we have more to thank G-D for, we think about Him LESS.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We can all feel that we've been blessed with EVERYTHING, if we first realize that we DESERVE NOTHING.

Monday, November 15, 2010

We can choose our friends but G-D picks our relatives, - with another opportunity & challenge in relating with each of them.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The only thing we can 'give' to G-D, is the opportunity for Him to give to us.
No Jew is simple. When one acts foolishly, he is LOOSELY described, -with borrowed terminology,- AS IF he were a simpleton.
Interrupting, is a sure sign of lack of discipline. Witholding from it is a great excercize for self- (or a child's ) -discipline.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Overdoses of love may be relative to a child's behavior. But a constant level of normal parental love must be unconditional.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wisdom must be absorbed not just learned. This gives primary importance to the apetite of the student, not the greatness of the teacher.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Any wrong can be justified with the word 'just'. In short... Don't 'just'ify. Rectify.
The tiny disclaimer of 'Just being childish' can easily disguise character flaws of huge proportions.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

G-D is glorified not by what man DOES, but by what man had to OVERCOME to get it done.
Wasting time developes the notion that the world has no G-D and no purpose.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The soul is not bound in space. YOU are exactly wherever your mind is.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Living life to the fullest is quite possible when the parameters of 'Life' are clearly defined.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The truly honorable have so much honor that they dispense it. The dishonorable can only receive honor. They can't give what they don't have.
Publicity is powerful. It can establish new facts.... True or not.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nothing NEW is needed to love something or someone MORE. Just more attention to what is already well liked.
A wife can never be appreciated ENOUGH. Her husband can (and should) always cherrish her MORE.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The bored mind does not stop working. It incessantly produces a lot of waste.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One becomes wealthy only because of his wife. Respect her & expect success!
Honor is the strongest driving force of mankind. When harnessed to good deeds it will lead almost anyone to greatness.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

One is more attached to a goal he is striving toward than to one which he has already attained.

Monday, September 20, 2010

We appraise our Afterlife by what we exchange with it. We evaluate our living standard by what we take with us on temporary basis. All else is luxury.
To differentiate between necessary pleasures & luxury, figure what you would happily supply to a friend in need.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Verbally confessing your guilt, expels your own notion of being at peace with Sin.
Crediting good fortune to your own merit, is considering your righteousness 'paid in full', this forfeits any more reward. Accept it as an undeserved kindness.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If one's most solemn word can be broken, it indicates the person believes in no absolute truth. A hint of atheism.

Monday, September 6, 2010

G-D grants wisdom to the one who loves & appreciates it.
Words can wound quite seriously. Honestly begging for apology can heal.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

When one does not make use of G-D's blessings, he expresses an inappreciation for them. Use them appropriately, and show your thankfulness!
A good ending depends very much on the beginning. Start your day on the right foot and expect better results!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Self discipline must be practiced even in children. Any delay in its training darkens their future.
An ounce of pain is worth a ton of merit.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Accept a favor graciously. Offering money for it can be an insult to the kind nature of your benefactor.
Developing 'new tastes' for desires that were not inborn, is like asking for a 'taste' of lung cancer.
Of all the battles to fight, (with your own character flaws) the most recommended is to wage war on Desire.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Only G-D knows our capabilities. Taking on your own challenges is a very risky venture with a bleak future.
Food fuels the body. Pleasure fuels the spirit. Serving G-D fuels the soul.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The most lofty ideals are only Realized & Materialized through the simple MATERIAL world we live in.
Nature's continuity is the expression of such a prioritized will of G-D, that He rarely changes it.
All physical matter clouds our minds' grasp of the spiritual reality of the world. That is Darkness.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pleasure is the most potent addictive incentive in the universe.... Be careful from where you draw your pleasures.. You'll get stuck there.
The whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. That's the difference between uniting or just living in peace with another.

Monday, August 16, 2010

People need recognition to persevere, even while doing the most noble & righteous acts. Without respect they can be expected to discontinue their service.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Any deterrence from G-D's service is His admonishment for our shortcomings in the first place.
If we excel in self-criticism there would be no need for G-D to admonish us.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

With a vivid imagination we can train our body with experiences that never occurred. This is used for evil with books etc. but can be utilized for good as well.
Though we know there is retribution for evil, we've EXPERIENCED its temporary pleasure. Our body is trained by habit not by knowledge.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our tone of voice can spoil the most beautiful of compliments. HOW we say or do things makes a tremendous difference. HOW do we listen to G-D?
Our facial expression is very important. A sour face can ruin even the most generous of gifts.
How lonely it is to feel unnoticed by G-D! But it only stems from our not 'noticing' G-D.
As ironic as it seems, it is alot more comfortable to get busy doing things than to sit and THINK.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Informing an individual with the ways of the wicked, plants those ideas into the realm of possibility in his mind.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A deep loving maternal relationship allows a mother to instruct and direct without the child feeling offended.
A father needs not to criticize his son. His presence is a constant source of subtle self-critique of the son.

Friday, July 9, 2010

We develop a belief in what we say. Speak wisely.
Witholding from actual evil is an almost impossible task. What is more inconvenient yet highly successful, is avoiding the steps that lead us to evil in the first place.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Doing things out of their proper order is comparable to smoking a cigar.... BACKWARDS.
Knowing we CAN be good or great offers a dangerous sense of contentment. The world's most evil people can bear testimony.
Dishonesty requires one to promise and swear. An honest person just has to give his WORD.

Monday, July 5, 2010

What you fully understand as innappropriate and wrong can be more binding than the Law itself.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

When a leader assumes the role of a follower, his leadership is revoked. A parent, teacher, or husband whose focus is to RECEIVE, has lost his authority.

Friday, July 2, 2010

If you are constantly aware of G-D, you will notice how G-D is constantly aware of you.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One who is unique in a specific trait or talent has a mission to fulfil in life. He must expend all effort for this, to the point of complete self sacrifice.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The spoken word is powerful, regardless of the thought, intent or sentiment behind the words.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Any misdeed, when done in public, has a permanent effect in people's minds.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Your worst enemy can teach you a lesson (or two) so long as your willing to listen.

Monday, June 14, 2010

When we lack understanding it is our choice to view the wise as foolish or recognize their true superiority.
Don't expect Good to sprout effortlessly. Weeds do that.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Opposing views should not create opposing people.
Differences can co-exist with some measure of unity. There is no place in the UNIverse for total absence of unity.
Man can rise above his surroundings to attain high & lofty goals or steep to the lowest depths of hell... All depending on his wife.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It is better to be a self-centered part of society than to be divided & apart.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

One who denies the existence of hierarchy denies his right to tread the earth.
We are animalistic enough to doubt & be suspicious of our initial feeling about anything. Always Think Twice.
Sometimes the simplicity of a small mind is needed to untangle the complications of a great mind.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

What's so terrible about failure, is its power to convince us we can't improve and succeed.
Don't underestimate how much G-D is willing to do for you. He has a lot more patience for us than we have for ourselves.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We are curious creatures. Thank G-D there is so much to explore....inside.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Permitted pleasures, as innocent as they seem, are like a liesurely stroll in an uncontrolled lawless territory. It's not prohibitted but it sure is dangerous.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The guiding Hand of G-D is not an approval of our actions. We are guided in the direction in which we already want to go.
When life is shared with new people, we can cherish what we have become used to & be alarmed by what we've been numb to.
Summarize an experience when it has come time to move on, only then will it have a lasting affect.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Orderliness is a sign of applied logic. The reverse may denote either carelessness or worse, a crooked mind.
We keep 'tabs' on the things we love most. When was the last time we checked up on......?
The subtle constant influence of a neighbor can be more powerful than that of a teacher or good friend.
The subtle constant influence of a neighbor can be more powerful than that of a teacher or good friend.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The title used by the Talmud for a righteous man is Tzaddik. The title for a righteous woman is Tzenuah. Enough said.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

To verbally pain another person, even for a moment, is beneath the perfectly refined character demanded of every Jew.
We all journey through life. Don't just look for your destination or rest stops. Value, appreciate, & make the most of each step and moment.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The national pastime of 'The Nation of the Book' should naturally be studying the word of G-D.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A woman needs to feel cherished by being cared for with dignity. THEN she can function as the 'Helpmate' of her husband.
To act beneath one's dignity is commendable so long long as he does not LOSE his dignity.
He who is satisfied with little, is enriched with time and the capacity to focus. Those who are wealthy, often are not.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It takes 120 years for a land owner to recognize that the land owns him.
People are jealous & seek possesions all their life. Yet all they keep for themselves is their grave.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One must sell all he owns in order to fullfil 'pirsumei nissah'. However 'kavod habrios' takes precedence over pirsumei nissah.

Monday, February 15, 2010

It is natural to glorify that which we love. Conversely, glorification will also develop love to that wich we glorify.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Work is valuable to one's quality of life and self discipline regardless of the income.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GIVING, whether monetary, emotional, or physical, provides an authentic 'lift' to the giver. When feeling 'down' give. It will raise you up.

Monday, February 8, 2010

When one notices his own imperfections, he is capable of forgiving others.
We tend to understand others only relative to ourselves. ie: "I'm the center of the world & how are you useful to me". The reverse is ideal.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A profession does not define the essence of a person. What one LOVES defines him.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The mind does not neccesarily need a formal education. It makes sense of many things as the body experiences them. (This may be as harmful as it is beneficial.)
For someone who is truly a 'man of his word' giving his word may be more difficult than fullfilling them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

When one has achieved legendary greatness, he cannot expect people to recognize it, as they will honestly believe he was just a legend.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

When one has not seen his own growth, he denies the growth of his peers as well.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

At the moment one must come on to the benvolence of another. the benefactor is king, and deserves due respect.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A person is naturally drawn to those who value & appreciate him. To keep an individual in a specific enviroment, be sure that he is recognized.