• Vision: I am comfortable with my levels of chassidishkeit and observance, both when I am alone (and standing before Hashem) and in view of my community. I am a regular guy, and I do what every Jew should do. I have all of the activities that a Jew should do as a habit, and I take an enjoyment with being a Jew. I am comfortable with my relationship with Hashem, and I always strive to answer questions and to always deepen my understanding of Hashem, the spiritual and physical realms, life as we see it, and ourselves and our souls.
Every morning I wake up and say Modeh Ani, and I happily wash negelvasser which I prepared for myself and my family the night before. I say the morning berachos and daven Shachris. I make sure to stop each day before sundown and daven Mincha with a gartel and a hittel. I study torah each day, including Chitas, Rambam, and each week I have a set time where I learn chassidus, nigleh, and halacha. I take time each day to devote myself to teaching or reinforcing a law or concept to each of my children, and each evening, I daven maariv before attending to my evening activities, which sometimes includes Farbrengens, shiurim, or community events. I make sure to go to bed while I still have energy to prepare for the following morning and to say kerias shema al ha mita. I go to bed and review the events of the day, and I make note as to where I could have been stronger, and where I succeeded. I thank Hashem for giving me this day, and I go to bed to sleep and dream.
• Purpose: I am a Jew, I should act and be who I am. I have an obligation to Hashem and to all other Jews to be the person I was made to be. I have no right to let anyone down by affecting them spiritually through my lackings. By strengthening my observances, I bring berachos down to myself, my family, and to all around me and beyond. I sustain the world from destruction. I give others the ability to enjoy their lives in a world that is more friendly and kinder to its inhabitants.
I fear G-d, and I fear retribution and punishment for my inequities. I do not want to be punished physically or spiritually, and I fear the effects NOT doing everything I can can bring upon myself, my family, and my community.
I desire reward. I desire to be one of those who are helping out and who are doing what they should rather than being one throwing a monkey wrench into G-d's plan. I desire peace of mind and peace in my heart and soul. I want to know why Jews historically have kept their faith, and I want to contribute to the survival of my people and our covenant with Hashem.
I want spiritual knowledge of the unknown. I want to understand and grasp the concept of G-d so that what I learn can change me into the person I desire to become. I want to be able to feel when something is spiritually wrong and I want to be attracted to actions, events and activities which are spiritually uplifting and beneficial to me and my family.
• 3 to Thrive: Berachos in their proper time, Torah study in all its forms, Community Activities
• Resources: Rabbi, Community, Torah
• Qtr Goals: To daven 3x/day, berachos, kerias shema; negelvasser; Chitas & Rambam, set times for learning chassidus, nigleh with a Chevrusa; to make it a habit to spend time each day teaching my children.
• 1yr Goals: AGAIN:
NEGELVASSER IN THE MORNING
PRAYER -- MORNING BERACHOS, SHACHRIS, MINCHA, MARIV, BENCHING, KERIAT SHEMA.LEARNING TORAH -- CHITAS, CHASSIDUS, NIGLEH (CHEVRUSA), HALACHA
CHINUCH (CHILDREN'S EDUCATION)
COMMUNITY -- ATTENDING EVENTS, SHIURIM, FARBRENGENS
TO GO TO THE OHEL ON 3 TAMMUZ.