In fact, I would say that it's a good thing to learn from the deceased's life. Is it lashon hara to read or make a post? Todah rabbah Reply. To know this accurately is a wonderful gift that I wish I had got sooner. The knowing is too kind. Nor do I really have much ability to dance around with fancy words. Speak it plain and speak it true. I hold no malice for myself and I certainly don't for others.
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Nor do I consider myself better than others. Someday, may they realise that it is a wonderful gift to make accurate corrections with. I did. On verbal abuse Thank you I've never heard anyone teach on this before, even though it is something that is a common problem with people in our vicinity.
The unwritten rule is that we are supposed to take it from them and get over it. Actually, it is just wrong. Widow's I so agree with the Torah's instructions about being kind to widows, being one myself has made me extremely sensitive and I wonder if people realize that you need to be treated like you still count especially in the USA not like in Israel were a widow is always included or invited for shabbos and looked after by caring friends. On the other hand in this society I find being a widow like having a catchable disease, so unless you have close family, which I do not, some people leave you out or give lip service to you and yes I have tried to find within my self if this treatment is my fault I'm not perfect, but when I had a spouse we had people over for dining and served the best we could or took friends to dinner I even had a "best" friend to meet for coffee once a week but were did all these people go?
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Just in the last two weeks I have had offers from friends that say any time you need us we will help so I ask for small favor and they don't show. I'm kind I don't deserve this. Thank G-d I leave for Israel soon Reply. Suddenly people become impersonal ready for mass mailers. Many times we shop so hard and so fast we foget to remove the tags off the garments we couldn't fit anyway because we simply could never lose the weight. When this happens we need to simplify our contacts and step up to quality networking. Flattering lists that portray of our closest friends to invite to out wedding isn't being honest.
Sometimes we have to mill over all that we have accumulated to consider donating from our closet items which aren't missing buttons or have an iron burn. We need to focus on self respect not quantity. When entities treat us like punching bag for improv nite the cat needs to be put out so to speak. We need to love ourselves and call the card and put folks in check.
We need to confront and test a change with those we loosely call friends. If these flash and display we need to boundary survey. Words can be someone's opinion to which they are entitled regardless of how mean. Abusive words can be an attempt to demoralize.
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They reflect the lack of character of the deliverer, not the victim. With strength of character, the person realizes this and gets on with life steadfast. When someone steals from you, firstly, it is often not reimbursed.
Legal charges may not even be pursued. In the meantime, we are violated, taken from without consequence to the thief. The action is a reflection on the thief. We are at a loss through no fault of our own. The thief has our money. That is the bottom line. In my case, I can get on with my life just fine without forgiving my abusive thief. But I'd do better with the money.
I consider the source and move on unscathed. This is where good judgement and discernment are much required.
To be gentle with others is indeed a virtue. Yet there are times when exposure is what is needed. To stand up and say what must be said. Especially if it is standing with the words of the L-rd. Too many shy away because the L-rd does not mince His words.
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A more subtle example: Wayne walks into a store with great customer service and juices the salesperson for all the information he needs while trying all the samples.
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