Posted on | August 20, 2008 | By A Simple Jew | 8 Comments
After Modeh Ani: Realize that I need to be concerned only with this day before me and not what I will do tomorrow.
After kissing the mezuza when leaving home: Remember that it is Hashem who decides what happens to me during the day.
Before Davening: Remember that I will be talking directly to the Ribbono shel Olam
While Davening: Remember that the second I open my mouth and daven that Hashem is right there listening to me.
Before and During Learning: Remember that I am not just studying any old book, rather it is a sefer that is precious and holy.
After Learning: Say a quick personal prayer that I am able to put my learning into practice.
Before Eating: Take time to slow down and realize I am thanking Hashem for the food and that without Him I would not even have it to begin with.
After First Bite/First Sip: Say a quick personal prayer that I use the energy from the food or drink for mitzvos and not aveiros.
Before saying Birkas Hamazon: Remember that bentching after I eat ensures that the channel of blessing that enables me to support my family is unobstructed.
Before Seeing Another Person: Ensure my eyes smile at them and that I greet them with a kind word.
After Work: Ensure I leave a bad mood outside before I enter the threshold to my house. Imagine that someone is going to pay me my entire yearly salary if I can refrain from expressing my anger for just that evening alone.
Originally posted here.