Monday, January 10, 2011

Two Very Different Thoughts for the First Day of School

Today is the last first day of law school! I only had one class today, and B"H, my load will be very light this semester! So here are two thoughts I've been having today.

First off, after being in a pretty tough spot, I received a significant financial windfall today. So now, thanks to my Tzedakah Plan, I have to put my money where my mouth is and give one of the largest charitable donations I've ever made! I'm actually quite excited! It also meant that I could purchase a flight to meet my beit din more than two weeks in advance! And that means I got a great deal!

And now, thanks to Chavi, the Kvetching Editor, here is an amazing quote from the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Chabad):

"You don't learn by having faith. You learn by questioning, by challenging, by re-examining everything you've ever believed. And yet, all this is a matter of faith - the faith that there is a truth to be found. To truly question, you must truly have faith."

1 comment:

  1. Re saving money by having the funds to buy in advance for cheaper rates:

    "But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten year's time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet."

    ~The Captain Samuel Vimes "Boots" theory of socioeconomic unfairness