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Where's the Salt!

Don't blame, don't complain. A simple phrase that can change your life.

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Visitor Comments: 78

(74) Reva Van Leeuwen, August 13, 2017 6:08 AM

Thin positive and voice gratitude

Hi Lori, I've missed hearing your voice on Aish lately. Thanks for all that you teach us. I learned to work on flipping the negative thoughts and behavior patterns into positive ones. "Don't blame and don't complain" is replaced in my head with "Take responsibility, think positive and voice gratitude". When I manage to do those simple, but not easy things, I am aware of and can concentrate on that with which I am blessed by Hashem on a daily basis. I work on taking responsibility for how I react to the challenges in my life, big or small (and I do enjoy salt on my veggies!). I write a daily gratitude list and realize how truly blessed I am. Thanks Hashem for all of Your blessings! Reva Van Leeuwen, Israel

(73) ben, August 11, 2017 9:35 AM

I want to try this magic of dont Blame ...dont compaint

I won't wear a ban but I will Lori Palatnikput 10 dollars a side every time I blame or complaint!

(72) Donna Holland, August 10, 2017 10:30 PM

I Love Salt!

Thought provoking and eloquently stated. It helps to remind ourselves to accept and celebrate our blessings and let go of the things that would otherwise destroy them.

(71) Anonymous, August 10, 2017 8:10 PM

Not to take away from the important message and lesson

but isn't the quote from ethics of the fathers...who is RICH? one who is happy with his portion?

(70) Nancy, August 10, 2017 11:28 AM

The use of the word perfect

Life simply does not work that way. Re: Children cleaning their rooms "imperfectly." What does that even mean? When we ask a child to clean his/her room, we need to TELL them specifically what we want them to do. I also believe we need to praise them once the job is done, if they have put forth a good faith effort. In this arena, if we do nothing but complain and criticize then our children will stop making the effort to do anything at all. Is this what we want? I think not.

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