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We sometimes think “if only” this or that detail had been different, then our lives would have been so much better. Sarah’s life teaches us how to get over this mode of thinking.

The “If Only” Attitude

The “If Only” Attitude

Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 9

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The "If Only" Attitude: Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 9

We sometimes think “if only” this or that detail had been different, then our lives would have been so much better. Sarah’s life teaches us how to get over this mode of thinking.
9) Combating the "If Only" Attitude
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Chana Weisberg is the editor of TheJewishWoman.org. She lectures internationally on issues relating to women, relationships, meaning, self-esteem and the Jewish soul. She is the author of five popular books.
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Steve Orlando November 1, 2015

They do made the difference Without the "If Only"s, there is no drive to achieve. Perhaps without the background music and plastic smile I would be able to take this message a little more seriously. "If Only"s do matter, they make ALL the difference and if you try to fake it, you just build a bubble that eventually bursts. Reply

Ariella Ruth Jones Akron Ohio June 29, 2013

Asking for forgiveness I said my Rabbi didn't do conversions. I shouldn't say anything negetive about anyone. Please forgive me. The Torah says not to be a gossiper. I need to ask him the Rabbi for forgiveness too. Love you all. Ariella. Reply

Anonymous Long Beach, CA June 27, 2013

to Anonymous in sakaka I too can easily say if only I was born a Jew or be adopted by Jews, or married to a Jew. Yet I trust HaShem knew what He has done in creating all of us whether we are Jewish or not. I have been given such a love for the people, a love for the state of Israel and love for the Torah. For such a time as this, there is a purpose in being given that gift and I shall do my very best in honoring it. Reply

Anonymous Sakaka,Saudi Arabia. June 27, 2013

The"If Only"Attitude. If only I had been a Jew or had married a Jewish woman,my life would have been better!!
Believe it or not I was born a Christian and raised up as a Christian,but my love to Jewish people is deep rooted in my conscience .
G-D bless you Chana . Reply

Rachel Texas June 26, 2013

If only Thank you for such an enlightening study...three miracles mirror image of the temple where G-d would feel at home.... Reply

Anonymous June 23, 2013

Discussion (1) Ariealla:
Same here, but still glad to be able to learn so much at this site.
we are blessed just to be able to learn regardless of the outcome , and be transformed.
Keep strong. Reply

Ariella Ruth Jones Akron, Ohio March 18, 2013

Going to love the series. I want to tell you how much you and your teachings have helped me. I am a convert since the year 2000, from christianity. I found Hashem as my G-d and I am completely changed. I can't get to Shul on the Sabbath because I don't drive on Shabbat. I haven't been able to convert in a Temple because the Orthodox Rabbi doesn't do conversions. So your teachings are very important to me. I also became a widow on 1-22-12. My husband converted in his heart too. Thanks again for your teachings. Love in Hashem Reply

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