Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fwd: This One is for You

Act The Way You Wish To Be

There is a basic principle found in the writings of the Rambam (Hilchos Daos) and other classic Torah sources: "Act the way you wish to be and you will become that way."

We are influenced by our actions. Take, for example, someone who wants to become a kinder person. By doing many acts of kindness over time, the person actually becomes an authentically kinder person.

Each day write down at least ten positive actions that you did. Write down kind words and acts, blessings that you said mindfully, and positive things that you did even though they were hard to do. Write down when you felt grateful, and when you refrained from saying something that would cause another person distress. Write down an encouraging telephone call that you made.

What will happen when you are resolved to write down ten positive actions each day? You will go out of your way to do them. This will have a cumulative effect on your self-image.

Love Yehuda Lave

This One is for You

Mayonnaise  Jar & Two Beers...   

When things  in your life seem almost too much to handle,  when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember  the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his  philosophy class and had some items in front of  him.
  When  the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very  large and empty  mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it  with golf  balls.
He  then asked the students if the jar was  full.
  ; They  agreed that it was.

The professor  then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them  into the jar. He shook the jar  lightly.
  The  pebbles rolled into the open areas between the  golf balls.  He  then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next  picked up a box of sand and poured it into the  jar.
  Of  course, the sand filled up everything  else.  He  asked once more if the jar was full. The  students responded with a unanimous  'yes.'

The professor then produced  two Beers from under the table and poured the  entire contents into the jar effectively fillin g  the empty space between the sand.
 The  students laughed....

'Now,' said the  professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you  to recognize that this jar represents your  life.

The  golf balls are the important things---your  family, your children, your health, your friends  and your favorite passions---and if everything  else was lost and only they remained, your life  would still be full.

The pebbles  are the other things  that matter like your job, your house and  your car.

The sand is everything  else---the small stuff.

'If  you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or  the golf balls.

The  same goes for life.
If  you spend all your time and energy on the small
stuff you will never have room for the things  that are important to you.  Pay  attention to the things that are critical to  your happiness.  

Spend  time with your children.

Spend  time with your parents.
Visit  with grandparents.  

Take  time to get medical checkups.

Take  your spouse out to dinner.

Play  another 18.

There  will always be time to clean the house and fix  the disposal.

Take  care of the golf balls first---the things that  really matter.
  Set  your priorities.  The  rest is just sand.  

One  of the students raised her hand and inquired  what the Beer represented.

The  professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you  asked.' The Beer just shows you  that no matter how full your life may seem,  there's always room for a couple of Beers with a  friend.

Please share this with someone  you care about.

I often wondered if there was a way to distinguish where our products are made.

This tells the tale. 





This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you. 

The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods".

Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ?

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.

471 is Made in Taiwan . 

This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made. 

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits are:

 then it is MADE IN CHINA .
00 - 09 
30 - 37 
40 - 44 
47 ... Taiwan

BUY USA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get!

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