Children are given the message that they are only worthy if they succeed.
For this I mourn.
Then they grow up and are never able to shake the nagging feeling that they are not good enough.
A person is special by virtue of the fact that he/she was created in the image of G-d. Period.
After this feeling is internalized we may begin to expect the child to ATTEMPT to succeed.
I don't love my children for what they DO.
I love my children for who they ARE.
Inspired by Reb Kalonymos Kalman's ideal of a group of people coming together with the common goal of enhancing their service of God, increasing their sensitivity to all things spiritual, strengthening their love of acheinu kol beis Yisrael, and unlocking the enormous potential that we all have to cleave to the Almighty.
Interaction and discussion of practical ideas and concepts toward this end, culled from any Torah true source is welcome and appreciated.
Observations and personal experiences are also welcome; the point is to grow!