I asked a classmate if I could put her on my list of people to get notes from when I miss school, since she’s a very bright girl with good writing. Without hesitation, she replied that I could put her on the list for any subject we had together. As I said, she’s a bright girl. She knows how often my health makes me miss school, and how many classes we share, but nevertheless, she immediately offered to do it since it would make my life easier
We don’t generally promote fundraising campaigns here, whether for organizations or for individuals, for a number of reasons. But out of Hakarat HaTov for the impact reading this man’s interview had on me, and recognizing that he is truly an example of promoting what we stand for, Lucky gave me permission to post this.
May everyone’s donations, signal-boosts, and additional mitvot bring a refuah Sheleima to Moshe Refael b-n Orah along with all the other cholim of klal Yisrael
A Good Shabbat Nachamu to everyone! May you be comforted from all your hurts and challenges!
I saw something the other day that I just had to share. I’m signed up to Torah Anytime’s email list, and they sent out their ‘Tisha b’Av stats’
I did the math, and that’s and 162% increase! Kol Ha’Kavod to everyone who learned. You are helping bring Moshiach sooner.
Those days when you leave the house for an entire day, and the second you arrive at your destination, you realize that you left some of your food behind.
Thank you to the wonderful friend who gave me some food.
And thank you to G-d, who decided that today, she should have my favorite food- and not want to eat it.
Yes, this is a normal thing for a person to do. But did you ever think about how amazing normal can be sometimes?
A wonderful article by Rabbi Korobkin of the BAYT. I don’t wish to spoil any of it- it’s much better in his own original words, but suffice it to say it’s an expression of respect and admiration for people who don’t get nearly enough of it or what they do.
Thought he says it best, I’ve heard this perspective from many people in all areas of life, a quiet opinion, but a wonderful one.
As always, while I have read this article and stamped it fit for our readers, that does not extend blanket approval to the rest of the website. It is a wonderful blog, as they all are, but please, as with anything on the internet, use your own judgment. That being said, I have seen no reason why this disclaimer is needed and offer it only as the usual precaution. I thank the Times of Israel for this article and many others like it.
I want to express a quick, but heartfelt thank you to everyone who works on and contributes to this blog.
It makes my day to open everything up and find nicely written posts just waiting to be tagged and published. No edits, no proofing, no begging for a submission, they’re where I need them, when I need them.
I can’t express my peace of mind for knowing that all the technicalities are being managed smoothly without my needing to worry. Running a website is not easy, but my job has been halved with all the help on this aspect.
Though they’ll never appear in print, everyone who has encouraged me to keep going and given advice has a huge role here. You know who you are, and I most certainly do.
Above all, a thank you to everyone who is mentioned in the stories here – for being people who add light to the world, and for being people who appreciate the good in their lives and cannot help but share it. I cannot wait to hear more from you.
You all have my respect and appreciation, and I hope your light only shines brighter.
My sister and I were walking home from the bus stop and preparing to go our usual route home. However, the route we normally took was obstructed. The only way to get to my street was to walk all the way to the end of the street and around. That’s a lot of walking.
As my sister and I looked around, stewing over what to do, a construction worker noticed our hesitance.
“Are you trying to get across?” he yelled from the road.
“Yeah,” we shouted back.
“Okay, then I’ll stop traffic for you,” he said calmly, as if it was nothing at all.
My sister and I looked at each other in disbelief and expressed our utmost thanks to the man.
“No problem,” he said, and we crossed without mishap.
Thanks are in order to all those compassionate construction workers out there!
Today as I was walking home from school, I saw my neighbour jogging by. I usually see her in my area, and we always wave and smile at each other. She’s about my age, and sometimes we bump into each other as we’re heading to school.
I waved as usual, but instead of simply waving back, she ran across the street to me!
“Hey, what’s up?” I asked. “How are you?”
“I’m good,” she said, smiling. “Do you have a phone or a tablet?”
“Yeah,” I said. I was a bit bewildered.
Before I knew it, she pulled out a stylus and handed it to me. “I had an extra one of these and I thought you might want it.”
I was so utterly surprised and touched by this, and I told her so.
Thank you, Emma! (*name was changed)
Note from Lucky: My apologies for how few posts have gone up recently, owing to technical difficulties such as having only 24 hours in a day, among other things. We hope to stop having to make these apologies soon, by actually posting at least twice a week.
One of, in my opinion, the most inspiring type of speeches are the ones with personal stories. The person sharing their story serves as a living mashal of the idea they teach. And the more deeply personal and ‘real’ the story is, the more emotion and life the speaker conveys, the better the audience can absorb it.
What I realized tonight is that these stories aren’t always easy to tell. What it means for most speakers is reaching into your deepest, often most personal memories, evoking strong emotions, and sharing those private thoughts in a clear, coherent manner. That gift they give over is what makes the speech so powerful, but it’s not an easy thing to do. Try to imagine doing it yourself for a moment…
And now you know why speakers so appreciate our thanks and appreciation. The more you show it, the more they can keep on giving, knowing it was worth the effort.
A classmate noticed that I haven’t been in school much recently, and after checking in with me, sent a get well card. With cute teddy bears and balloons! 🙂