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Have You Seen My Wallet?

Don't make such a big deal.

Published: July 10, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 19

(19) Anonymous, July 19, 2010 1:42 AM

Someone broke into my house

My grandson was in a serious accident. Baruch Hashem after being on a respirator for a week he made a full recovery. The next week I was out of town on vacation and got a frantic call from a neighbor who thought someone broke into my house. My first thought was so what, they are only things. The important things that could never be replaced we still had

(18) Anonymous, July 16, 2010 7:39 PM

thank you for that!

that was wonderful - you are so correct - I always try to remind myself that most things that make us upset in life are really the "small stuff" and G-d forbid something truly tragic should happen, that's what we should save our emotional outbreaks for. Thanks for the reminder!!

(17) , July 15, 2010 8:47 PM

losing things

two weeks ago, I lost my USB (memory stick youput in the computer). On it, i had 3 years of work, ans some personal info. I went to the library to print something, and hurriedly put it in my purse and rant off to class. tha;'s the last I saw of it! I drove everyone at school cray, but nobody saw it. i am trying to take the view that this is an atonement or something; that it's better for me to have this test than another. I accept that I have to redo much of the work,;that's no big deal. But I still pray every night and day that HaShem protects me from being a victim of identity theft.

(16) Sanford ("Sandy") Goodman, July 15, 2010 8:06 PM

I make a big deal when I drop something or something goes wrong

I often make a big deal when I drop something or something goes wrong. This is good advice; don't sweat the small stuff.

(15) Esav Benyamin, July 14, 2010 4:16 AM

Smile!

When things go so wrong, you get mad, you lose self-control -- stop, smile. This will confuse the part of you that wants to rage and lets you think instead what to do. There is always something better to do. By the way, for those do worry about losing a wallet ... take your wallet to a copier, place your cards and papers on the scanner and copy them. Now turn them over and copy the backs. Now add clearly written phone numbers under each, who to call for problems or loss. Don't keep these copies in your wallet! It's easy to see that baseless hatred is destructive. What about hatred that seems legitimate? Is any hatred ever a positive force? Probably not. We don't need to hate our enemies, we don't need to respect them, either. We only need to take the proper steps to protect ourselves beforehand, to be alert. (And hold onto our wallets!)

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