TODAY'S THEME: Nice versus Good
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Doing good is not about being nice.

You can do nice things all day long for many people,
but it could be all just more service of your own self,
food for your own ego.

The world was designed so people would need each other,
not so you could be nice, but to give you the opportunity to
escape the confines of your own self.

When you help those who show gratitude, when you lend a
hand to those who are on your side, you are still within the
realm of your own ego and self.

Help someone you don't want to help. Help him and learn to
want to help him -- only because this is the right thing to do.

At first, it may not feel so rewarding.
But you will have sprung free.

Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(1902-1994) Prominent Hasidic rabbi

Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Courtesy of

O Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of Heaven,
Earth, and the Universe, help me to be, to think, to act
what is right, because it is right. Make me truthful, honest
and honorable in all things; make me intellectually honest
for the sake of right and honor and without thought of reward
to me. Give me the ability to be charitable, forgiving, and pa-
tient with my fellow men. Help me to understand their motives
and their shortcomings, even as thou understandest mine! Amen.

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)
U.S. Army officer; engineer; famous general of
Confederate forces during the American Civil War


To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the
good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love
is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness --
these are the gifts which money cannot buy.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Scottish poet and author


And now, the Last Word:

Seek to do brave and lovely things
that are not done by the majority of
people. Give gifts of love and peace
to those whom others pass by.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship




























Bonus quote:

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

Thomas Fuller


On today's
Home Page:

Rebbe Schneerson/
Tzvi Freeman;
Robert E. Lee;
Robert Louis



Monday's site:
Thought for Food