Look up at the sky…

a universe of wonders are up high…

blue and white contrast…

to make a magnificent effect.

From here will come the rain for crops to grow,

brilliant white snow for us all,

and somewhere up there,

lies the kesai hakovod.

walk down a street…

a world of wonders will unfold,

mysterious untold,

English: Street in Bucharest after the rain

people live their lives here,

each with a different story,

each street has housed dozens of people’s history.

hundreds of people,

each with a life their own,

have walked down this same road.

Look up at a tree.

A full-sized tree.

green and brown,

it takes the rain in,

and will bring it out,

when comes the time for it to sprout.

it has seen perhaps over a hundred years of history.Tasmania, Styx valley. This Eucalyptus regnans...

the fashions come and go,

people stay and people leave,

leaving their generations in their steed.

it watches how the world changes,

how some things stay the same.

you ask what is to thank for,

and I have listed but three,

“common” things we see every day,

which have so much beauty,

if only we would stop and see.

my challenge to you:

stop and notice a regular object.

what do you see?


10 ways to make this year more meaningful

I got the idea from here


Unfortunately,I am not one for long lists, so here is just 10.


  1. make an appreciation journal. write down one thing you are thankful for every day.
  2. set aside 15 minutes a month for retro-respect
  3. ask yourself these questions every week
  4. look back at your worst moments in 2011. think about how if you might have done something differently, it might have gone completely different.
  5. look back at your best moments from 2011. how might you re- create them?
  6. think back to how you were last year. how have you grown since then?
  7. in what areas do you hope to grow? how will you do that?
  8. put down, right now, 5 ways you want to change this year and 1 way you are going to do each.
  9. were do you want to be in 5 years?how are going to start getting there now?
  10. were do you want to be in 10 years? how are going to start getting there now?

what’s your excuse?


there are so many chances to do good ,

to grow in all areas.

yet chances are good,you’re not doing that.

why’s that?

what is your excuse?


4 common excuses and quick fixes:

  1. I don’t have enough time!- set aside 15 minutes a week to see how you can improve
  2. I don’t know where to start- take a small thing you’d like to be better in.start with that
  3. It’s too hard- take it 5 minutes at a time.easy
  4. What should i do- anything you wish to become better in.


so,what are you waiting for?

you have no excuse!

Your path

every single person was created with their own unique purpose.

each person has something all their own,

that no one else has.

each person has their own yellow brick road,

a path they must follow in order to reach their full potential.


How do you follow your yellow brick road?

  1. be yourself-there is only one you
  2. keep on moving
  3. know that pain will pass,and it will help you become strong
  4. know that life is not in your hands
  5. get good friends
  6. allow yourself to cry when you have too
  7. know that there is only one you


these are just 7 basic steps-what else can you think of?


I am thankful for…

these are just 20 of the things I am extremely thankful for:

  1. that the sun comes up every morning
  2. sleep
  3. life
  4. pencils
  5. stamps
  6. hair brushes
  7. phones
  8. friendship
  9. family
  10. democracy
  11. food
  12. trees
  13. animals
  14. water cooler
  15. people
  16. national parks
  17. flowers
  18. bees
  19. mosquitoes – can you guess why I am thankful for them?
  20. that I was born as myself


what are you thankful for?

4pillars of prayer


people are always talking about,

how important it is to pray.

this is very true,


how does one know if they prayed well?

what are the key elements of prayer?

these are,

in my view,

the four pillars of personal prayer:<as in prayer,just to hashem ,not from a sidduir>

  1. consistently-believe it or not,prayer from the heart on a daily basis only improves the power of your prayer.why?because you have a much deeper bond with g-d.
  2. concentration-if you can put away all other thoughts,and just concentrate on the prayer,or better yet,turn every thought into a prayer-you will be able to pray much better-and have gained a vital life skill.
  3. heartfelt-this requires no explanation.
  4. change-a good prayer will change you.you should come out of the prayer feeling fresh,with a newfound knowledge or a committment to change for the better.


which other ones can you think of?

10 awesome life quotes

        1. Forgiveness is not always easy.
          At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered,
          to forgive the one that inflicted it.
          And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
          – Marianne Williamson
        2. Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.
          – jlh
        3. A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
          Charles Darwin
        4. All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.-Henry Ellis
        5. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
          William James
        6. Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
          William Wallace
        7. Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
          Karen Horney
        8. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
          Friedrich Nietzsche
        9. Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.Richard Bach
        10. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.Robert Frost


what are your favorite life quotes?

what have these taught you?

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