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TODAY'S THEME: JUMPSTART YOUR MORNING

                  

 
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Your personal mission statement:

Here is one of those "little" things that the Rebbe
(Menachem Mendel Schneerson) would urge people to do:

Each morning, right upon awakening, take a moment --
the first moment of your new day -- to acknowledge
G-d for returning your soul to you.

Say to G-d:

I offer thanks to You, O living and everlasting king, that you have
restored my soul within me; great is your faithfulness.

Think: Once again, as G-d has done every morning -- and indeed
every moment -- or your life, G-d has placed a soul within you
and made your existence significant. G-d has put
you on
earth with a distinct and unique mission: to bring G-d's
presence into your corner of the universe.

Try to make this your first conscious thought
of the day, and the first words you speak.
Train yourself to do this every morning,
and your entire life will gain a new, sharper focus.


From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, words and
condensation by Tzvi Freeman; courtesy of
http://www.chabad.org

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Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my mediation.

Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King,
and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord;
in the morning will I direct my prayer
unto thee, and will look up.


Psalm 5: 1-3
The Holy Bible, King James Version



Look to this day,
For it is life,
The life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power ---

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Sanskrit Proverb

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God-in-man makes all things new. When realizes the
Christ Spirit within, everything changes for him. For then
he begins to see beauty instead of ugliness, love instead
of hate; to realize health instead of sickness. The world
becomes fresh and new, as when after rain you can look
out on an earth washed clean, and shining with sunlight.


Excerpted from "The Quiet Mind: Sayings of White Eagle"
The While Eagle Publishing Trust, 1992

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But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy
mercy in the morning: for thou has been my defense
and refuge in the day of my trouble.


Psalm 59:16
The Holy Bible, King James Version




Lord, even though I face a busy day,
(or have just lived through one!)
even though I find myself running from
this to that, from here to there, I still want to
crawl into the shelter of Your arms. Even though
my life moves at a blur; I want to still myself in
Your strength. I want to rest in Your protection
and tender care, even when I feel like I'm
wrestling alligators. I take refuge in You,
Jesus. This day, all day, and all days.


Excerpted from "31 Days Toward Intimacy with God,"
by Joni Eareckson Tada
Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 2005


 

And now the Last Word:

Do we truly matter? Would the world be any
different if any one of us had not been born?
But we were born. Think of it: G-d performed
the amazing miracle of birth just so each one
of us would be here right now.

This is why the Rebbe (Schneerson) believed
so passionately in the power of action.

The Rebbe would often point out: The very fact that
you are here, in this place, at this time and with these
opportunities available to you, means that there is
something to be done -- something that only you can
do, something of utmost importance to G-d.

Think of it. And then do it.


From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, words and
condensation by Tzvi Freeman; courtesy of chabad.org


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
What's bad for the swarm
is bad for the bee.

Marcus Aurelius (121-180)


 

 
 
 

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