I just came back from some lectures in honor of the Yahrtzeit of Rachel Imeinu. It was very inspirational. To summarize very briefly, our matriarch Rachel teaches us about self-sacrifice and seeing the bigger picture beyond the here and now. That we have to see the ultimate destination while we are taking the small steps and getting ourselves ready. We can't get distracted by everyday living from seeing the big picture and we have to build ourselves into the kind of people that live with this kind of reality.