There is a popular expression in society: "Don't leave anything to chance." This statement contains an implicit expression of arrogance and lack of awareness of the Almighty.
If your peace of mind is dependent on being certain that you have complete control over a situation and all the possibilities that might arise, you are bound to be disappointed. It is arrogant (as well as an impossibility) to think you have the omniscience to foresee every inevitability. To demand the impossible is to guarantee frustration.
Always realize the unexpected can occur. Plan as much as is appropriate, but realize that regardless of how much you plan there will be always be difficulties you had not previously imagined. By "expecting the unexpected" and being willing to accept it, you will have much greater peace of mind than if you unrealistically expect complete control.
Enjoy the last day (7th day) of Passover tomorrow when we celebrate the splitting of the Red Sea
Love Yehuda Lave
Fascinating article--the 100 jokes that shaped comedy
The well-known Nobel Prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman, is enquired how magnets work. As an answer, you might assume him to maybe talk about the magnetic field or Maxwell's equations … but nope … instead what he does is to disclose something pretty remarkable that cuts straight to the heart of what is being asked and how significant any answer might or might not be … for a "why" question. Why would he be asked this exact question? Well essentially because he won the Nobel Prize for coming up with the current mathematical explanation of the electromagnetic force, and this has turn out to be one of the most precise models in the history of physics, agreeing with all acknowledged experiments to an unbelievable degree of correctness. The following 7 minute video clip has been watched over one million times
Stories about and by Jimmy Breslin
Subject: Jimmy Breslin tells of cops who aided John Lennon in 1980
This is the column written on Dec. 9, 1980 after Breslin got the call at home that John Lennon had been shot.