your finger on the Happiness Button. Watch it light up.
life, your world change color, glow with light, with joy. Now, press
the button again. Keep pressing it during the day. For, inside is a
spring, and it doesn’t stay down by itself. We need to keep
pushing it throughout our day.
Press your finger
King-Queen Button. Watch it light up. Experience a good feeling, a
self-respect pouring into your heart, into your mind. With such an
attitude, you enjoy a wholeness, serenity and inner-peace. You can
handle anything. You can walk through your day with self-assurance and
We decide how we feel about ourselves -
people around us - about the challenges Hashem sends us each day. We
decide whether we are happy or not. We decide our attitudes, our
responses. We can live our day with purpose and achievement. We need
simply, to press that button.
is the perfection of all attitudes, of all attributes.
He is the
perfect King. He is perfect happiness. Our task then, is to become as
much like Hashem as we can. And in achieving this goal, we become kings
- and are happy.
This can be our focus when we
Hashem, when we talk to Him. As we praise Him, as we raise Him, as we
identify and add up His divine qualities - so we draw closer to Him.
And in drawing closer to Him, we adopt for ourselves - to an
ever-greater degree - these qualities within ourselves. The same
qualities we picture in Hashem - become ours. We promote Hashem - and
in promoting Him, we promote ourselves.
play at being Queen of Europe - President of the
Field Marshall of Asia - Princess of Africa. As they play these roles,
they become great, important people. From their game, they are noble
and wise, powerful and pleasing.
We have other
larger even than such political figures - our precious fathers and
mothers - Avraham, Yitzchak, Yakov - Sara, Rivka, Rachel and Leah.
Moreover, the list goes on - Moshe Rabbeinu - Devora HaNevia - King
David - Queen Esther - and on - through our history to our present-day
sources of inspiration.
Like children, we
should strive to
be these personalities - play their role, copy their modes of behavior,
the attitudes and conduct we understand them to have. Like children,
let us imagine our way to greatness - not to lord over others, but to
be warm, special people. Let us imagine our
road to personal achievement, with belief, sincerity, patience. Let us
be all that we want to be.
"Some of the people in my life I feel, have so much more
than me. I need almost to bow before them - even to lick their shoes.
when I stand up to them - when I speak to them as
ignore them - it still bothers me. I have this need to impress them, to
please them. It’s so frustrating."
"It’s a prison. You must escape."
how - where’s the tunnel?"
"Focus on the thought that the other person and you are both
Hashem’s creations. As such, you are equal. Also, while this
other received great talents, unique life circumstances - so did you.
You each have different sets of abilities, combinations of resources
that are special.
Make the most of what you
have - and you will be as great as the greatest.
"Fix it - in your thoughts, your attitudes - that only Hashem is King.
Then, be like Hashem.