What are we?
We live life everyday as if we own it. When we are young and even into middle age, most of us feel well and make our way through life with little problems. We feel invulnerable.
But that’s just an illusion.
An old Hassidic teaching tells us to write down two notes.
The first is that Man was created a little below the Angels. The second is that we return one day to dust.
Put each note into a two different pockets. When you feel invulnerable, look at the note that talks of your temporary stay here on Earth. When you feel bad, look at the note that reminds you of human greatness and the importance of your particular life.