One Minute With Yourself

Minute 798: HIS portion

Possibly the most important factor for a happy life is to be satisfied with whatever it is that Our Creator has decided one should possess. In the words of our…

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Minute 797: Not Wealthy

“I’m really impressed with the way you handle your financial situation,” Mr. Greenfeld said. “I would think that after all the years you’ve invested in the workplace, you’d have become…

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Minute 796: Resilient

“I believe this demonstrates that our product is the most resilient of its kind available,” Mr. Greenwood said. “No matter how badly it’s bent, stretched or shrunken from the original…

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Minute 795: Worth Something

“I think you’re being too hard on yourself,” Mom said. “The score isn’t what you would have liked, but you did try your best and that’s worth a lot.” “In…

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Minute 794: Imperfect Love

“We learned today that loving one’s neighbor is a mitzvah that encompasses the essence of Torah,” Jacob said. “It’s difficult, because I do like others but prefer myself over anyone…

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Minute 793: Share the Moment

Minute 793: Share the Moment “You won’t believe this!” Shlomo crowed. “I just got my test score and I got a 96! Can you believe it? Isn’t that awesome?” “You’re…

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Minute 792: The Winner Is…

“I’m proud of you,” Dad said to his eldest son. “I know what a competitor you are, but you controlled yourself and let your younger brother beat you again and…

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Minute 791: Responsible

“Who’s responsible for breaking my vase?” Mom queried sternly. “Someone’s carelessness has broken something that once belonged to my grandmother and has been in the family for three generations.” The…

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Minute 790: Types

Mr. Fisch was tired. He usually studied on the train or at least read Tehillim, but this morning he was just too exhausted to absorb anything and so he just…

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Minute 789: Tell Your Son

“I have to admit I came out of respect for the Rav; I didn’t expect his grandson’s shiur to be so powerful,” Mr. Feuer said. “True! The quality of the…

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Minute 788: Home Body

“Business travel is a necessary evil,” Mr. Miller said. “I’ve brought it down over the last few years through smarter use of technology, but sometimes you’ve just got to go.”…

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Minute 787: Back to Work

“Well, it was great while it lasted,” Mr. Siegel said as he turned off the freeway onto the city streets. “Now it’s back to the grindstone.” “I thought Hashem freed…

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Minute 786(a): I Can’t

“I think it’s a great program and you’d benefit a lot from it if you joined,” Sruli said. “I can’t really do it,” Jacob replied, “I’m not good at that…

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Minute 785: No Time

“I’m sorry Raizy,” Mrs. Karp said apologetically. “I’d love to take care of it for you but I just don’t have the time.” Raizy wasn’t upset at Mrs. Karp’s inability…

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Minute 784: Have a Good Day

 “I started out his morning and everything was going well, but it seems like whatever can go wrong is going wrong,” Robert said. “When did everything start to go wrong?”…

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Minute 783: Daily Bread

“I’m not trying to break any records. I’m quite aware that there’ll always be others who have more than I do,” Moshe explained. “I’d just like to be satisfied.” “What…

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Minute 782: Little Things

“I don’t know what I said that caused her to explode,” Mr. Zaks mused. “It’s not always what you say that upsets,” Rabbi Sauer said. “Sometimes it’s the timing that…

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Minute 781: Constantly Improving

“You look like you just lost your best friend,” Mr. Spiegel said. “Actually, I almost lost my job,” Mr. Silver replied. “The boss just chewed me out and put me…

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Minute 780: Not What I Meant

Some consider recent advances in technology to be the greatest developments for mankind’s benefit. One cannot argue that technological innovations that reduce costs while improving quality are good for the…

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Minute 779: Whom to Respect

“Just because he’s rich, I don’t think everyone should treat him with so much respect,” Mr. Abrams said. “After all, Hashem blesses a person with money; a person doesn’t actually…

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