Saturday, August 22, 2009

The blessing of a brick wall

I love great quotes and I love lessons one can derive from daily living. So here is one from Randy Pausch the author of the Last Lecture. "The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something." So many times in life and especially in parenting we feel frustrated. So many times we run into brick walls with no obvious solution in sight. So here is a way to look at all these walls as a challenge and as an opportunity. It's a gift we can give ourselves and our children, not to be daunted by life's curve balls. To push forward even when you don't know where it will take you or how you can overcome a particular problem. I think Someone was really trying to tell me something today. Because I read this idea no fewer than three times today in that many books. One has to learn to live one's life with with courage and faith. Hashem has a plan for each and every one of us and we have to trust Him to take us where we need to go as long as we do out part in good faith (pun intended). We have to recognize the lessons we are constantly being presented with and appreciate the blessings even if they come in a shape of a brick wall.


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