Sfiras HaOmer – Remembering to Count

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  • #646092

    moish01
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    funny, you guys don’t know either of us. ok, he’s the best- but i could be a lot better. for one, i don’t think he’s too thrilled with the way i am. not that he ever says anything, but you gotta be an idiot to not figure that my parents are upset about it.

    #646093

    anonymisss
    Participant

    moish, he could be a good father, love you, and not be very happy with you, i don’t see the contradiction.

    ~a~

    #646094

    moish01
    Member

    no contradiction there.

    it’s the other part- about me being a good son- that doesn’t fit in.

    #646095

    anonymisss
    Participant

    uhh… i think i said either, or. Didn’t I?

    ~a~

    #646096

    kapusta
    Participant

    moish, you still can be the type of son he wants. (that was not mussar-ish)

    *kapusta*

    #646097

    moish01
    Member

    haha thanks for all the encouragement 😉

    kapusta, with all the guilt in the world, i would hate myself if i transformed in order to live up to someone else’s expectations. there’s a limit to what i’ll do for even my parents.

    #646098

    anonymisss
    Participant

    moish, I controlled myself from saying something like that.

    ~a~

    #646099

    kapusta
    Participant

    well thats a proper attitude, the idea is to do it for yourself, not for someone else. (funny how this resembles the conversation on the smoking thread)

    *kapusta*

    #646100

    anonymisss
    Participant

    I agree with that, moish. You can’t live your life according to other peoples standards. People have to live up to what they expect of themselves. That’s what makes a person that can say “this is me!”

    ~a~

    #646101

    shy
    Member

    how many people here missed a night?

    #646102

    i think once in the past like 12 years 1 missed 1 day!

    #646103

    anonymisss
    Participant

    CNP, cool! al tiftach peh l’satan;)

    ~a~

    #646105

    ambush
    Participant

    “Don’t just count the days, make your days count!”

    just to keep in mind that even if you missed counting a day, don’t miss a day building!

    #646106

    iluvchulent
    Member

    So Chaim says to Yossi on the first night of Sefira, “Can you be Motzi me with a Beracha?” Yossi responds back incredously “How could you have messed up already? Its the first night!!” Chaims responded “Looks like I’m going to have to be Motzi you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    #646107

    In past years, I’ve had difficulty remembering and would always inevitably forget, even though my mother always puts up signs around the house saying “Don’t Forget to Count the Omer!” with big smiley faces. This year, now that I’m away from home and have to do it on my own, I don’t have any problems. I think just knowing that it’s completely my responsibility has motivated me to be focused and aware enough to remember to count every night. I also have a system rather than just counting any old time after sunset- I count in bed, just before I say Shema. So since I never go to sleep without saying Shema, I also never go to sleep without counting the Omer. It’s simple and it works.

    #646108

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Remember that today is the 42nd day of the Omer

    #646109

    chofetzchaim
    Member

    The Mets Manager said to the bench coach, “Hey, what’s the count on Omer Santos?” The coach responded, “The last pitch was two-and-two; that’s two balls and two strikes to Omer!”

    #646110

    an open book
    Participant

    42: 🙂 hey is it your birthday like 39’s was the 39th day?

    #646111

    anonymisss
    Participant

    aob, so according to that calculation, when would 72’s birthday come out?

    ~a~

    #646112

    kapusta
    Participant

    July 2nd.

    *kapusta*

    #646113

    anonymisss
    Participant

    kapusta 😉

    ~a~

    #646114

    mepal
    Member

    Anyone still counting?

    #646115

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    why wouldn’t we still be counting, Shavous is not for a few more days…

    #646116

    mepal
    Member

    I’ve lost count ages ago! So I just do the counting without the bracha (hope nothings wrong with that)

    #646117

    shavua
    Member

    mod: if you missed a day c’v.

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