I liked this sticky note over this nice ladies desk:

You do not find the happy life.

You make it!

Too many people seem to wait for miracles, like manna from Heaven to give them what they need or want.

They don’t realize that G-d has gifts us what we need (including strength and determination) to work towards these things ourselves.

We are not the Israelites stuck in the barren desert for 40 years that we need it to rain manna.

Of course, it’s nice every once in a while when a miracle shows up and we are given an extra hand (or maybe even a full arm).

But day-to-day, we have to at least try to be self-reliant — as well as work with others — to work towards our goals and fulfill our missions in life.

You got to make it happen if you want it bad enough. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

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