Do we truly matter? Would the world be any different if any one of us had not been born? But we were born. Think of it: G-d performed the amazing miracle of birth just so each one of us would be here right now.
This is why the Rebbe believed so passionately in the power of action.
The Rebbe would often point out: The very fact that you are here, in this place, at this time and with these opportunities available to you, means that there is something to be done -- something that only you can do, something of utmost importance to G-d.
Think of it. And then do it.
Your Personal Mission Statement
Here is one of those "little" things that the Rebbe would urge people to do:
Each morning, right upon awakening, take a moment -- the first moment of your new day -- to acknowledge G-d for returning your soul to you.
Say to G-d:
I offer thanks to You, O living and everlasting king, that you have restored my soul within me; great is your faithfulness.
Think: Once again, as G-d has done every morning -- and indeed every moment -- of your life, G-d has placed a soul within you and make your existence significant. G-d has put you on earth with a distinct and unique mission: to bring G-d's presence into your corner of the universe.
Try to make this your first conscious thought of the day, and the first words you speak.
Train yourself to do this every morning, and your entire life will gain a new, sharper focus.
Follow the links below for more on the Rebbe's calls to action:
The Seven Noahide Laws
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The Rebbe's 10-point mitzvah campaign
Where do I begin? Pick a mitzvah, any mitzvah... Here are ten suggested mitzvahs - ten ways to infuse higher meaning into your life and connect to your source and your people. (Click here for Flash Intro)
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