Expanding Time

By using your time for others, God will somehow give you more time.

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(11) Nancy, July 13, 2014 12:03 PM

Sometimes our days ARE so jam packed that it seems like time slips away from us. When that happens to me, I tell myself I don't have to be perfect. Nobody is saying we must study torah for 3 hours a day. For many of us that would be an unrealistic demand. However, we might possible be able to do it for 15 minutes a day. When we stop telling ourselves that we must complete every single obligation flawlessly, we will then free ourselves up to do mitzvot. Don't let perfection be the enemy of good enough.

(10) Anonymous, December 13, 2011 6:21 AM

but is their a limit? is it possible to give "too much time" to chesed and torah that fulfilling your responsidsibilities has just become impossible?

(9) Simon, October 15, 2009 3:10 PM

The miracle of Time expansion and abudant blessings.

It is amazing how time becomes less by the day. You would have thought that with the new technology we would have more time but looks like we work our brains more indirectly by extra work. No time for God, charity, others yet no more time for ourselves, in retrospect we are running out of our minds trying to schedule as Solomon said running after the wind. But Lori you have touched my heart by the message about God expanding time, this reminds me of Hezekiah who was added 15 years past his appointed death time and Joshua when God stopped the sun on its track, our God lives today the same. I am a living testimony of not only expanded time but that the fear of God brings with it abundant wisdom and true knowledge. Thanks.

(8) Liora, October 14, 2009 2:56 AM

Very True

I have found this to be true, also. I thought I was imagining things but here I find confirmation! When I go out of my way to help others, or to spend time with Him, I get more time! And I always wonder, now - "how did that just happen"? It never fails. Thank for this.

(7) Yocheved, October 14, 2009 12:28 AM

Just today!

Wow! Just today I went down to an agency that pairs elderly people with volunteers who give of their time to cheer up the elderly individual. As I was doing it and afterward, I wondered to myself if I was packing my schedule too much. This commitment of an hour a week on top of full time work and college, a regular weekly exercise class and tutoring...I am more than convinced that G-d has expanded my time and will continue to do so when I am 'other people oriented'. Thanks Lori!

(6) Anonymous, October 13, 2009 6:58 PM

ask a busy person

what you say is very accurate. the oft-repeated adage, "if you want something done, ask a busy person" is so true. you have eloquently put another face on this, the face of G-d.

(5) Anonymous, October 13, 2009 3:09 PM

Wonderful message...and soooooo true!!!

I totally agree with you...though I tend to forget sometimes...Next time I tell myself I am too busy to attend a particular shiur (or do a mitzvah for someone)...I will remember what you said about HaShem expanding and contracting time...Thanks for this and all of your other wonderful weekly bits of wisdom. I look foward to listening to you every week (and so does my 16 year old son!!)

(4) Anonymous, October 13, 2009 3:00 PM

Just what I needed to hear

It is quite ironic, but this is exactly what I needed to hear right now. I'm in college and I find that I never have time for anything... but that's probably because I'm not using my time as wisely as I should. Thanks so much for these inspiring words!

(3) Juan Perez, October 13, 2009 12:18 AM


Thanks !

(2) Gavin-Chaim, October 13, 2009 12:07 AM

Timely advice

How true.Thank you for reminding me not to think so much about myself and more of others.Then Hashem will give me more of the precious gift of time and I will hopefully learn to use it wisely

(1) Anonymous, October 12, 2009 10:39 PM

Very interesting and totally true statements.

I always hate rushing until right before candle lighting time, to bring in Shabbos. When I have my table set, and counters cleaned off, my whole day of preparation goes much more calmly. I will try to visit my elderly, ill mother, whom is in a nursing home, on Erev Shabbos, and my day seems like I still have ample time to complete my preparations. Your message really hit home for me. May all your Shabbos preparations, bis 120, always go smoothly.


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