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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Stay awake at the wheel of life!

Daf Yomi Nedarim 14

Irv and Yenty had saved their entire lives for the golden years.  They had dreams of travelling the world, moving to warm Mexico, and finally spending quality time with the grandchildren.   But then one day they were walking the dog, when Irv slipped and fell, breaking his hip.  Things were never the same.  Sure, retirement was nice but the dreams they had of seeing the world just weren’t meant to be.

A person declared, ‘I vow to keep my eyes from sleeping today if I shall sleep tomorrow,’
Rav Yehuda quoted Rav’s ruling: This person should not sleep today, for perhaps he will fall asleep tomorrow.

We often tell ourselves that we will be able to achieve our dreams tomorrow, when we have more time.  Once you get a little more established, you’ll be able to start your own business.  Once the kids grow up, you’ll be able to spend more quality time with your spouse.  But you never know if you will be sleeping tomorrow, so don’t fall asleep today.  Today you’re definitely in the driver’s seat, tomorrow they might take away your license.  So make the most of it today, don’t fall asleep at the wheel of life!

Stop putting off the tremendous things you were destined to accomplish in life!  You never know what challenges tomorrow may bring.  May you merit achieving your dreams today!