Rising to the Challenge
A person whose main focus in life is self-improvement will feel the greatest joy on days when his tests are the most difficult.
A righteous person once said that the happiest moment in his life was when some people tried to humiliate him in an extreme way, and he was able to remain calm and serene. He realized on that day that he was able to cope with insults with total inner peace.
Difficult life situations are not a contradiction to having a pleasant life. Rather, the ultimate level to strive for is when all difficulties serve as tools for joy and happiness. This is an essential Torah concept, which guarantees that if you follow it 100 percent, then your life will be 100 percent full of happiness and joy.
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
Louise J. Kaplan
Louise J Kaplan is a psychoanalyst, author, and feminist scholar.
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher was a prominent Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
ErmaLouise Bombeck was an American humorist.
Why does G-d endow us with compassion?
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Confuciuswas a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.
Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway.
Isabelle Christian Holland was an author of children and adult fiction.
Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
Saint Aurelius Augustine
After his conversion to Christianity and baptism Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives.
If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.
We never repent having eaten too little.
Thomas Jefferson leading American opponent of the international slave trade, and presided over its abolition in 1807.
Choice, not chance, determines one's destiny
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends.
The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books—how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook.
AndrewAitken " Andy" Rooney is an American radio and television writer.
I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.
Totie Fields was an American comedienne,
No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
Moses ben-Maimon, called Maimonides and also known as, was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.
Jackie Gleason was an American comedian, actor and musician.
One way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
CyrilVernon Connolly was an English intellectual, literary critic and writer
The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays was an American minister, educator, scholar, and social activist.
Your attitude determines your altitude!
DenisE. Waitley is an American motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.Wayne Dyer
WayneWalter Dyer is an American self-help advocate, author, and lecturer.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
William Jameswas a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Balfour Stevensonwas a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer.
The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States
Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
It's not who you think you are that holds you back; it's who you think you're not.
Watch this carefully. Read below and then prepare to be shocked.
This is really quite incredible. A visual depiction of unemployment, by County, for the entire United States , over the last 2.5 years.
Amazing to watch and only takes a minute or so.
Click the link, and then "Play" in the center of the MAP, and watch it change by month.
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