June 3, 2009 2:31 am at 2:31 am #874801June 3, 2009 2:35 am at 2:35 am #874802
“We are all impressed by beautiful houses, whether we like it or not. “
And you just said exactly why it’s wrong to overdo it- because it IMPRESSES people…that is a dangerous thing, can cause Ayin Horo and what not…June 3, 2009 2:39 am at 2:39 am #874803
noitallmr: i see what you’re saying but you know that isn’t the point 😉
We are all impressed by beautiful houses, whether we like it or not.
ummm…i like interesting houses but over the top ones just say to me the same thing as seeing someone with a full wardrobe of brand name clothes – they are way materialistic and too worried about what others think. i’m serious here – i really don’t think it looks at all good.June 3, 2009 2:45 am at 2:45 am #874804
ps: my comment to noitall was referring to his post about the colors (black vs. green).June 3, 2009 3:34 am at 3:34 am #874805
an open book: yeah I know- I couldn’t resist it…just for the laugh!June 3, 2009 6:10 am at 6:10 am #874806
“Its the outside of the house, its for me, shouldn’t I enjoy it?”
How can one frown? It’s the outside of his face, Reshus Rabim, shouldn’t we enjoy his smile?June 3, 2009 6:12 am at 6:12 am #874807June 3, 2009 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #874808
The fact that you’re impressed by ostentatious looking homes proves the point of this moshol- that the outside of the homes are for the people walking by and not for the people living inside.
The people inside hardly get to see the outside. What is giving them “enjoyment”? The fact that the people outside are impressed.
And if this is so- why shouldn’t the outsiders have a say in how it looks? (this is just to bring the point home)June 3, 2009 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #874809
listen, anyone who isn’t happy with the outside of my house and wants to either paint it or put up vinyl siding, feel free to do so. I will even let you pick the color.June 3, 2009 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #874810
and mod72 welcomes any donations for his car as well- muffler, mirrors, lights, roof, windows, doors, horn… any parts (without tape) are welcomeJune 3, 2009 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #874811
really bright yellow it shall be bossJune 3, 2009 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #874812
When I was working in the Gas Emergency department, I was constantly in people’s homes.
There was one home that was really creepy from the outside – ivy all over the place, totally overgrown – it looked haunted. He had broken eggs in a bunch of places, large fake spiders and even a large hand with an improper gesture. It was totally wierd. The inside (main floor and upper levels) was very nice. The man told me he did that because he was away on business a lot and wanted to discourage robbers.
Now his basement on the other hand was totally creepy.June 3, 2009 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #874813
Does anyone know a word that would describe a person as being either money-hungry, greedy,materialistic, obssessed with money,or a gold-digger? It possibly begins with the letter “c.” There is no L”H involved with this, it has nothing to do with any people living or dead, I was just trying to think of that word, in response to someone’s question today. They had asked what I think is one of society’s great ills, and I felt that the obssession with money and achieving materialistic goals by any and all means, was a biggie. But I think there is a name for that type of pursuit. I wanted to answer, “Some people are too….” and then I could not think of the word. (Note: The word is NOT “Chazzerish.”)June 3, 2009 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #874814
Oomis – covetous?June 10, 2009 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #874815
Oomis – covetous?
That’s a good word, but not the one I am trying to recall. Thanks for trying, though.
ReL brachos on food, my Rov told a story about a baal teshuvah who was riding in the car with a bunch of frum from birth guys. The A/C was not working and the day was muderously hot. They stopped off at a local grocery and picked up a six pack of Pepsi straight from the fridge. Each guy popped open a can, made a bracha, and then drank. This young man opened his can, closed his eyes, took about 20 seconds to say shehakol, drank a long sip of the soda and exclaimed, “Boruch Hashem for Pepsi!” His friends just looked at him, impressed with the kavana he put into that bracha and the true hakoras hatov to Hashem for all that He gives us.June 11, 2009 5:14 am at 5:14 am #874816
oomis1105: i really liked that story! thank you for sharing it!
ames: that is a very high level to get to! & a wonderful level to reach!June 11, 2009 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #874817
Deep Thought of the Day
What to do when a chosson/kallah can not keep a beat:
1- Look away (it’s painful to watch)
2- Make sure to interfere as much as possible and keep them on beat
3- Make them sit down as often as possible and dance in front of them
I’m curious which one you’d choose and/or if you have more suggestionsJune 11, 2009 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #874818
isn’t that a “tough choice of the day”?June 17, 2009 2:20 am at 2:20 am #874820
areivim, it would obviously depend on the person. For some people (me included), they cannot watch people dancing off beat. Others (possibly those that dance off beat themselves) probably wouldn’t care less whether or not the bride/groom are dancing on beat. If the music is geshmak, I’d continue dancing and let the star of the night enjoy the attention. Otherwise, I’d stand on the side and watch!
Interestingly, many times at weddings when I go dance in the middle with the kallah, they say something like “uuuh, finally a good dancer”. Maybe they’re feeling self conscious maybe they’re happy someone can help them dance on beat. Wouldn’t know.June 22, 2009 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #874821
Deep Thought of the Day
If Hashem had a refrigerator; your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning.
Face it, friend – He is crazy about you!
Hashem didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
Read this line very slowly and let it sink in…
If Hashem brings you to it, He will bring you through it.June 22, 2009 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #874822
next deep thought:
I just noticed my ipod has exactly (drum roll)….
613 songs loaded
PS- I’m reluctant to mess around and load any new CD’s- what do you say to this- am I nuts? Superstitious?June 23, 2009 1:13 am at 1:13 am #874823
_____THOUGHTJune 23, 2009 2:42 am at 2:42 am #874824
areivim: that was a great one with Hashem! love it! & yes you are nuts buddy! 😉June 23, 2009 5:55 am at 5:55 am #874825
areivimzehlazeh: What to do when a chosson/kallah can not keep a beat:
4)Laugh your head off!
Just kidding! depends, if their self conscious bout their two left feet,
i’d go with 3) however if not let them dance the nite away.
It’s their simcha & “It’s my party & i’ll dance if I want to.”
err… or was it cry?
Anyhow I read a line once, & I really liked it, i’m sure you will too.
DANCE, LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING!June 23, 2009 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #874826
Ames, your nails can reflect light.June 23, 2009 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #874828
For those who have trouble understanding my cryptic messages, here’s a hint to what I mean. When you look in someone’s eyes, you can see your image there.
Because what they see is what we project.June 23, 2009 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #874829
Good point, oomis!June 23, 2009 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #874830
Ames, Only if you are close enough to them, will you see yourself in their eyes…June 23, 2009 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #874831
My son has a tiger doll he’s very fond of. One day he told me that Tiger is sad. I asked him if HE is happy. He told me he is happy but Tiger is sad. After a few days of back-and-forth he told me that all Tigers are sad. I took a look at the doll and saw that the mouth was stitched in such a way to look like a permafrown. I took a laundry marker and drew a big happy face on Tiger. Now Tiger is happy and my son is thrilled.
I told this story to someone. He commented that too bad most problems can’t be solved that easily. However, he’s wrong. Half of a problem is our attitude. If we focus on the good instead of the bad, and paint a smile on our faces, then life will seem better, even if nothing else changes. We can all be like Tiger.June 23, 2009 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #874832
Ames, I understood the point, just giving you a hard time 🙂
June 23, 2009 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #874833
It means that you don’t have the right to look inside someone’s head.June 23, 2009 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #874834
Jothar- that sounds straight outta chichen soup for the….
To All: the Deep Thought about Hashem loving us was from an email- not my originalJune 25, 2009 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #874836
The following is not much of a deep thought, rather an oxymoron if I ever saw one (have no place else to post this):
I saw this Korean guy wearing an “I love New York” cap and a t-shirt that said in big bold letters: Monarchy
I couldn’t help but laugh…August 15, 2011 3:26 am at 3:26 am #874837
Hey kids! So I was having a deep thought today, and I feel like sharing it with you 🙂
If rain is a source of beracha, why does it have to be given in such an uncomfortable way?
2 possible answers I totally made up:
– if it would be given to us without any discomfort at all, would we ever deserve it?! this way, even if we’re not too great, Hashem might still decide to bless us with it
– to teach us that even when things don’t feel too great, they’re really blessings in disuise
So… anyone know the real answer?August 15, 2011 4:08 am at 4:08 am #874838
WB ames! Mazal Tov on your daughters first birthday, which would be about now. Isn’t it hilarious how many people on this thread were talking to you a couple years ago even though you hadn’t said a thing here?August 15, 2011 1:18 pm at 1:18 pm #874839
Joseph, I can’t believe you remember my baby’s birthday! Funny, because her birthday party got postponed because of the rain 🙁 and that got me thinking deep thoughts.
And yes, it’s funny to read between the lines on this thread 🙂August 15, 2011 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #874840
Ames -(I think this is my first post to you, even though I’ve been here a few years.) The Gemorrah says when rain is pure Berochoh it rains on Fri. nite when noone is out.August 15, 2011 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #874841
Ames those are really powerful thoughts.
but… rain isn’t always uncomfortable. for example if you’re fruit picking and you’re all hot and sweaty a little rain is very appreciated! lol!
also rain doesn’t always mean you have to be stuck inside all day – just put on that cute rain coat and those rain boots and splash around a little! c’mon, u know that sounds a little fun!
or if you’re not in the mood to splash – stormy weather gives you a reason for staying curled up on the couch reading a good book without fealing too guilty that you wasted a day.August 16, 2011 12:31 am at 12:31 am #874842
Health, thanks, that makes sense.
mustangrider, good points! you make rain sound like fun!October 5, 2011 4:26 am at 4:26 am #874843
ok, this is my deep thought today:
did you ever wonder at how many colors, shades and hues our eyes can see?
did you ever notice how many colors Gd used to paint His masterpiece?
technically Gd could have just used different shades of gray and we would have been perfectly fine with it because we wouldn’t know the difference, right?
but He didn’t! He made the world beautiful, with so many colors, just for you and me! a beautiful pressent that says “I love you” every single day!
did you ever notice how many different flavors we can taste?
imagine if all we had to eat were apples?
technically we would be perfectly happy with that.
but Gd gave us millions of different foods with different flavors and textures!
all because He is our doting Father and He loves to give us extra little gifts that are like a hug, wink or smile!
When i look at the world this way i really do feal – “Hashem really loves me!!!”October 5, 2011 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #874844
How deep must one think for a thought?October 5, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #874845
mustangrider: that was a very nice thought, thanks for sharing and reviving this thread.
Dr. Seuss: Let me get back to you on that….
Quotes & thoughts from BaalHabooze:
~A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine, except that on a day without sunshine you can still get drunk.
~I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it
~Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
~The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.
L’Chaim, L’ChaimOctober 5, 2011 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #874846
I didn’t dive very deep for this thought.
If he who is without sin is invited over for dinner by the guy who lives in the glass house, does all heck break loose?May 16, 2012 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #874847
a booze a day, keeps the….th…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzMay 16, 2012 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #874848
Deep thought – I guess that’s for me!May 17, 2012 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #874849
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, people, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and to still be calm in your heart.May 17, 2012 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #874850
Are not the deepest thoughts of the day those that go thru the mind of a deep sea diver?
Anyways, here’s one of my favorites… If we were only allowed to use tomorrow the things that we thanked Hashem for today, how differently would our tefillos be!
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