Sunday, January 03, 2010

Before you make your New Year’s resolution, Read This

(paraphrased from the Talmud)
“G-d won’t ask if you ran a fortune 500 company.
He’ll ask if you made an effort to build a loving home and family.

G-d won’t ask how many baseball games you watched.
He’ll ask how much time you set aside for spiritual growth.

G-d won’t ask how high your salary was.
He’ll ask if you compromised your character to attain it.

G-d won’t ask why you had so many questions.
He’ll ask if you searched for the answers.

G-d won’t ask how many pizzas and burgers you ate.
He’ll ask what you did to perfect the world.

G-d won’t ask why you called Him when things were tough.
He’ll ask if you thanked Him when things were smooth.

G-d won’t ask why you didn’t succeed in solving all the world’s problems.
He’ll ask if you cared for your neighbor.

G-d won’t ask how beautiful you looked.
He’ll ask if you looked for the beauty in others.”   --The Talmud

Good luck with your resolution.

Thank you for sharing ... 

Rabbi Benjy and Hinda Silverman
Chabad of the Rivertowns

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