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What is something that you could realistically do today that would benefit the rest of your life? What’s stopping you?
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(7) Steve Weinstein, November 19, 2018 2:57 PM

Keeping a grudge

I had a very good friend - a person of whom I was very jealous because of her happiness. She always seemed to be in a good mood, which is the opposite of the way I often feel. As a result of my jealousy, I made the decision to break apart our friendship. I didn't deserve to be near such a pleasant person. Realistically, today, to benefit me for the rest of my life, I could easily reach out to my former friend and make amends. I could e-mail, text or call, simply say "Hello," and see where the conversation goes. Ending a grudge, and realizing that it can be done, is something that could benefit me for the rest of my life.

(6) Elodea Tiaga, November 18, 2018 6:56 PM

Living things

Today we are building a green house to provide ourselves and others with vegetables, flowers, herbs and other beautiful living things.

(5) Nancy, November 18, 2018 6:19 PM

To commenter #1 Gershom

I like what you said.

Gershom, November 18, 2018 8:23 PM

Sounds simple?

Thank you.

I'm realizing that - it's not always easy - when you pray and ask G-D - and sometimes others - about (X) for an answer(s).
Then - knowing how - to discern between all the answers. Some of which - others give. And knowing when/if - it's an answer from G-D. As often - there are so many conflicting - good sounding partial truth answers - to choose from.

And/or when - you get answer(s) - not to say - that's not the answer - I want to hear. I don't want to be confused - with facts I don't like. I had/have my mind - already made up.

Then - STOP - admit that - I may have chosen - or am choosing wrong. And ask G-D - now - give me wisdom like yours - to discern - and choose correctly - how I should proceed - and do it - according to Your Torah Commandments - and Laws.
And gather up the courage - to change how you feel.

Sounds simple? Not so much.

(4) Jane, November 18, 2018 4:09 PM

Mitzvot

I try and do at least one good deed a day ..even if it’s just calling or texting an ill or ailing friend ..

(3) Shlomo Nachman, November 18, 2018 3:54 PM

Make Aliyah

Our heart's desire is to live the remainder of our days in Israel. Unfortunately like so many others we can find no economic way to do so.
This desire is 'realistic' because nothing is too difficult for HaShem.

(2) Nancy, November 18, 2018 3:00 PM

I could stop watching TV on Shabbos

I was successful at keeping the TV off for the 25 hours of Shabbos until I fell off the wagon. During those TV free hours I read some wonderful books. Yes, this problem may sound silly to many aish readers, but there it is. So, it is back to the drawing board I go NEXT Shabbos.

Raymond, November 19, 2018 6:07 PM

Solution to Your Dilemma

Television is far too tempting to have in one's home. Really the only long-term, permanent solution to the problem of watching too much television is to not own a television at all. I stopped owning a television back in 1987 (31 years ago!) and have regretted doing so only in a very, very tiny handful of instances (such as missing Kirk Gibson's famous home run back in the 1988 Baseball World Series).

Nancy, November 19, 2018 6:44 PM

To commenter Raymond

I agree that TV is very tempting to have in one's home. On the other hand, my living room and kitchen are TV free zones and I am perfectly content to perform other activities in those rooms. I have no problem with staying off of Facebook for 25 hours, so I will just need to carry that habit over to TV viewing. I am a persistent individual and will NOT let myself be ruled by this piece of equipment! Thanks for sharing your feedback.

(1) Gershom, November 18, 2018 2:55 PM

Keep praying and learning.

One thing I can do is: I can continue to pray - and learn from - G-D's Torah Commandments and Laws.

Even when - with daily living - amongst the worlds problems of hate - lies - deceit - deception - fraud. And the world seems to be falling apart -all around us.

I don't feel like - I got answers - that make me feel like - I've got the confidence - in those answers.

 

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