When life isn't what you expected

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When life isn't what you expected

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We always have this dream of what our life is going to be like when we get to "X." When we get to a certain way, then we will feel a certain way. Especially with our family, when I have the husband, the three children, the white picket fence, the car; I'm going to feel a certain way. The truth is it doesn't always feel that way. In fact, it can be very disappointing. The child we wanted to go to Harvard, doesn't want to go to college. The child who is an artist, doesn't even want to come home and sit at the dinner table. What I tell people is: First, find truth. Accept what it is that you have in your life because, as the Rabbi says, "In order to be happy, you have to be happy with your portion." The second truth is this: No one else is going to change it for you. You want to make your family life different? Start with you. You want dinner every night at 5:00 o'clock with your kids? You sit at that dinner table every night and let them come. Eventually, they will, I promise. They did in my house.

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Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

Rabbi & Relationship Expert

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is a mother of four, author, speaker, TV personality, teacher and the spiritual life consultant for Canyon Ranch.  After eight years at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, she stepped out from behind the formal podium to share her message in all kinds of pulpits from The Today Show to a small baptist church in Alabama.  She published her first book, We Plan, God Laughs: What to Do When Life Hits You Over the Head in 2008; her second book will be published in early 2013. Rabbi Hirsch spends her free time practicing yoga, baking brownies and playing freeze dance with her husband and children.

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