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For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.

Viktor E. Frankl

People often think on a large scale - what is my purpose on earth? This is important but ones primary focus should on his purpose at this very minute.

Example: Right now I am davening shacharis - my purpose is to be completely immersed in the tefilla. Then I leave shul and walk home. On the way I see a group of children walking to school. Now my job is to smile and wish them a hearty good morning. Then I eat breakfast. Now my job is to make a bracha from the depths of my heart thanking Hashem for the food and to eat a healthy meal with a dvar torah as a featured event. You get the picture.

Love and blessings!!

PS - If you have not read Dr. Frankl's "Man's Search For Meaning" PLEASE do so - immediately. That is your purpose from the time you get the book in your hands until you finish it....

beautiful. thanks for reminding me of a wonderful book, which I read during a wonderful period of ecstasy - my shana alef :-) I can't wait to come back next year!

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