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Healthy and Happy New Year 2020!!

January 1, 2020

Healthy and Happy New Year!!

As we begin another new year, another new, another beginning, a new decade, 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.

For this New Year, let’s do more than just wish.  Let’s make this a “Happy New Year”.  Let’s make this the year where our deeds make our wishes reality.  A year where we tap into “all of our possibilities” and potential to become the human we were destined and created to be. A year where we each do our part to make our world a better one.

We can get there by constantly striving to make all of our actions directed to a purpose higher than just ourselves.

All that we need and the world we all wish for is in our hands.

Many years ago there was this great old wise man, a seer, who was coming to a town to speak.  His reputation preceded him, so many people waited with great anticipation for his arrival and then went to hear him speak.  Among them, was this one young and skeptical man, who went simply to challenge the wise man.  After the wise man spoke, there was a Q&A. 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, “two little birds”, which was correct. The young man was impressed, but he was still skeptical, so he asked whether they were dead or alive. The wise man knew that if he replied, “they’re dead”, the young man would open his hands and the birds would fly away. If he replied “they’re alive”, the young man would crush the birds in his hands. The wise man’s reply was simply

“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

May 2020 be your best year ever…so far!!

Healthy and Happy 2020

Be Good Do Good Think Good

 

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Beni permalink
    January 1, 2020 11:13 am

    Well said

  2. jocko permalink
    January 1, 2020 9:13 am

    Dear Mr. Fox, Thank you for this teaching. After my first read, I looked out the window at the sleepy New Years Day. It’s a pretty morning.

    I’ll ride my bike. I’ll help my wife help her aging Mom. I will spend some time trying to learn more about Maimonides.

    Google tells me that he wrote “A Guide for The Perplexed.” Sounds like a perfect place to start.

    Thank you for keeping this teaching site alive with your intellect and heart.

  3. Donna permalink
    January 1, 2020 8:34 am

    Very inspirational. I am starting this expressing gratitude…including gratitude for all the work you put into your class and sharing your wisdom, insights and humor
    . Happy New Year!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 1, 2020 10:00 am

      Thank You Donna and thanks for acknowledging the Humor:)

  4. Catherine permalink
    January 1, 2020 7:50 am

    Beautiful way to start the New Year Fred.
    Happy, Healtby New Year!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 1, 2020 7:52 am

      Thank You and to Jeff

  5. Gunilla permalink
    January 1, 2020 7:44 am

    Inspiring words. Together we can make it a great year! Happy New Year!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 1, 2020 7:47 am

      Thank You!! and to you and yours

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