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Happy New Year

December 30, 2011

As we prepare for another new year, another new, another beginning we look forward to all that we wish for. The good that we wish for ourselves, is the good that we wish for others and vice-versa. Let us focus on that which we have control of; what we say, what we do, and how we respond. All that we need and the world which we all wish for is in our hands.  May 2012 be the year!!

There is the story of a young wise guy who went to challenge a great old wise man, a seer. Many people went to speak to the wise man when he came to town. When it was the young mans turn, he put out his cupped hands and asked the wise man what was in his hands. The wise man replied, “It is a little bird”. The young man was taken aback but was still cynical, so he asked whether it was dead or alive. The wise man knew that if he replied, “it’s dead”, the young man would open his hands and the bird would fly away. If he replied “it was alive”, the young man would crush the bird in his hands. The wise man’s reply was “the answer is all in your hands.”*

“Each person must see himself as though the entire world were held in balance and any deed he may do could tip the scales.” – Maimonides

*I wish I remembered the source for this story so that I could give credit where it’s due

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