Family // April 18, 2023
The POWER of EIN OD MILVADO (1st hand account happened to me) On Jul 6/21 - When I got off the bus, someone passed by me on his bike and said excuse me. I walked away and then he said something and I do not know why I turned around and said, what. He asked my name and I just walked away. Then he started to follow me and was talking about what did he do, that I was not answering him. I said stop following me or will call the police and he used expletives. He continued to follow me, but was on the other side of the street and kept talking. Then I just decided to say Ein Od Milvado out loud and just like that he turned his bike around away from me, but not completely. I kept saying Ein Od Milvado loudly over and over again and eventually did not see him following me. Baruch Hashem — Yishtabach Shemo! Gam Zu LeTova! I never felt scared or threatened, but just realized that only Hashem can help and unless you actually go through something and say those words and see for yourself that it does work, you might not ever believe it and you just say it anyway. That is the amazing part!
Family // April 18, 2023
Here is another amazing story, it is long and has many parts but amazing how Hashem works. Thank You I have to give background information about this and you will understand why, as the story progresses. I got my 1st smartphone (yes, I still had the same flip phone for many years and would never had changed, if 3G was not phased out) on Jun 22/22. This story is long, but I like to give the details so you will understand and comprehend fully what really happened and WHO was behind it all!! Nine months to the day, Mar. 22/23 (like a woman who is in a pregnant state) I got a new smartphone. No, I am not one who changes phones just because the latest and the greatest is available, as I said above about having a flip phone. Now to the actual story of why I had to get a new phone. Ten days ago, I was walking back from food shopping and returned later than I planned and was already getting dark. I still have my Tehillim to read for the day, so I decided to use the flashlight on the smartphone. As I was walking it was not so well lit and at one point I tripped, not seeing the curb. The phone fell out of my hand and the screen cracked. I fell, too but always use my hands to protect my body. The phone has a case, but that only protected the back of the phone. I said Baruch Hashem! Gam Zu LeTova! Better the phone than me! Baruch Hashem, I was only a bit sore and slightly bruised, but, Baruch Hashem was able to continue walking and still had a way to go. I didn't blame it on the dimly light street because tevah/nature has nothing to do with it. Hashem was the one who did it and orchestrates everything! Better than car accidents and hospitals, chas v'shalom! That night when I got back, I went on the T-Mobile website (that is the phone carrier) and chatted with a representative and explained the situation. She was very nice, from the Philippines and said it is still on warranty because less than a year and can send me the same one as a new replacement phone to the local T-Mobile store for me to pick up. I was thrilled that it all worked out in the end. Baruch Hashem - Yishtabach Shemo! The story doesn't end there. I then got an email from T-Mobile telling me thanks for your order and some information about transferring data from old to new phone and also that they do a check on the phone when return it to make sure can get the replacement and said if it the screen is cracked then can't get it. I was confused because the representative I chatted with said I would get the new phone. The next day, I chatted with another nice lady in the Philippines and she told me that I was correct and since the 1st representative approved the exchange there would be no problem. I was happy to hear and then gave my feedback that they ought to not send the standard format email the way they did regarding exchange of phone, if that was the case. I thought that was the end of the story or maybe you thought so, too. Think Again! Lo and behold, I get notified on Fri. that the phone arrived to the store and had till beginning of next month to get it. My plan was to go on Sun., BeEzrat Hashem to pick the new one up and exchange the one have now. I got to the store on Sun. afternoon and spoke with an employee and he saw the phone and the cracked screen and I told him that that I chatted with 2 representatives from T-Mobile and said was under warranty and could exchange the phone. He told me they have to do a check and answer questions as to whether I am qualified to get it. He told me I was not because of the screen, but just to be sure he discussed with his manager and then came over to tell me that the warranty doesn't cover that, even though I was told otherwise. They gave me back the phone and I left. The story continues.... I said - They don't run the world! Hashem does and is a Kol Yachol and I'm going to get a new phone anyway! I called T-Mobile and spoke with aonther very nice lady, Mei in the Philippines. We were on the phone for about an hour to get this matter resolved. She did order me the same new replacement phone and only had to pay a small warranty fee. It took so long because was trying to figure out where to have it delivered because they ship via UPS and where I live they don't have access to the building and if you aren't there they would have to leave a delivery notice and you don't know the exact time they will be there. I was going to send it to a home address, but they would have to get the name of the person there and they would have to be there to sign for it. In the end decided would be best to have it sent to the address where I am and BeEzrat Hashem will get it. The story continues.... I got an email that the product was going to be shipped in the next day or so and ought to arrive by Mar. 22nd. I got a tracking number for it once it was shipped and monitored it for delivery. The day came for delivery and it had arrived to the facility for processing before delivery. I looked on the tracking and it said you can request to change the destination package will go to. I already had in my UPS online account to have all packages redirected to the local UPS store because would be easy to pick up from there, but I didn't see any way on the site to do that for this delivery. I called UPS and the person spoke to told me that T-Mobile was not allowing any other option for delivery, due to the nature of the item and couldn't even have it sent to the local store, etc. The only option was to the residence that I told the T-Mobile representative to ship to. UPS would make 3 attempts to deliver the item. He told me that the item is going to be out for delivery between 11:45 am to 3:45 pm. He also said could have UPS send automatic text updates to my phone as to the delivery, as well and he told me that I would get them. By the way, that never happened, not even 1 time did I get a text message. It was about 10 am now and I figured if I will have to wait by the front door of the building for up to 4 hours for the package to arrive, I better be all ready and bring down some things to study or pray for the time to go by because don't want to risk by leaving and then will miss the UPS driver. I kept refreshing the UPS tracking online on my account to see if was out for delivery yet, as still kept saying, preparing for delivery. It was odd because of what the person from UPS told me as to the time frame was due to be delivered. Now it was past 11:45 am and still didn't say on the tracking that was out for delivery. So odd! I still kept refreshing the page and nothing changed. I decided to go ahead and have my lunch and then check back frequently, so could go downstairs when I see it says is out for delivery, but that never happened! So what did happen??? I signed up to receive email notification (they don't show a text message option for notification on my account on their website, so don't know why the person on the phne told me that can receive that) when the package was delivered. They don't give the frequent updates when expecting a package, like the post office does and I wish they would. I got an email at 12:38 pm that said package was delivered. I was dumbfounded and confused! How is that possible, if I wasn't there to retrieve it. Someone from the office got it??? I quickly got myself downstairs to see what happened. As I came down and was waiting at the front desk, I saw the man who delivers the mail to the tenants (it all comes in a central box and then is distributed) and he said, I will be with you shortly, I can't talk now and he went outside. I was so anxious to know, but had to be patient and wait for him to come back. It was about 5 minutes or so, but seemed like forever. When he finally came back in, I asked him and said he was around and UPS just gave him the package. He didn't have to sign for it. He said there was an incident in the parking lot where 2 cars hit each other head on and he had to make sure information exchanged. I am unsure how the 2 are related, but because he was in the area and must have seen the driver, was able to get my package. Hashem put all these pieces into play and changed everything around, so that I would be able to get the phone and not have to wait and not have to wonder if will be there to get it or not. Also, they would only have made 3 delivery attempts and not be able to send to another location for retrieval. I said to the man that it was a G-d send that you were around because the UPS driver have no access to the building. HOW AMAZING IS HASHEM - NO WORDS/PRAISE ARE SUFFICIENT TO EXPRESS THE IMMENSE GRATITUDE FOR THE INFINITE KINDNESSES WE RECEIVE EVERY SECOND OF OUR LIVES!!! CHASDEI HASHEM - KEY LO TAMU RACHAMAV!
Household // April 18, 2023
WOW Story! 3x Open Miracle from Hashem - Hashgacha Pratis I have to share this with you because it is such a WOW story and then not only happened once but 3x, 2 days in a row, Hashem saved me! I will never forget this ever, as Hashem is so amazing and so good to all of us, we only have to notice it more often, because every second is actually a miracle, but when you see something with your own eyes, you are more in awe and also LOVE HASHEM, TOO!! Fri. Jan 27/23 I was preparing my spinach for a salad, and is a special kind called Okinawa Spinach and has gorgeous leaves, purple on one side and green on the other with jagged edges and flat leaves, as well. I say all this because of what happened. I washed the leaves and didn't think anything of really having to check them so well for bugs because it is so easy to see the leaves and I put them in a lot of water. I cut up the leaves and all was just fine and when I finished I saw something on the cutting board and thought it was maybe an end piece that was cut off, but when I tried to pick it up it was soft and then I realized it was a green worm. Yishtabach Shemo! Hashem in His infinite chesed saved me from eating a worm and it was not a tiny one either. As well as I thought I had looked, I did not look well enough. I learned my lesson there, but it was still a BIG WOW moment for me. What if I didn't notice it and just put it in the salad? How could I possibly have missed it, I will never know? Now I wanted to put it outside, as I try not to kill any of Hashem's creatures, if I can help it. I took a piece of a spinach leaf and tried to get it on there and it retracted because it was scared and I talked to it and said I am only trying to take you outside and it finally agreed and I took it out on the leaf. I was so much b'simcha on what happened and couldn't thank Hashem enough!! Jan. 28/23 So you thought that was the end of the story, what happened yesterday and so did I, but I had another WOW story and is a double WOW! I was making a salad with dandelion greens which are flat leaves and very easy to see if anything is on there and this time, I checked very very carefully, before I washed them with water and then after. What happened before I washed them, as I was looking at the leaves, I saw a small snail on one of the leaves and I took it outside. WOW! Hashem saved me again! After that I had put the unwashed leaves I was going to use in a bowl and all of the sudden I saw a ladybug on the rim of the bowl, it wanted to fly away, but I wanted to quickly get it outside and went to the door and blew on it and it flew away. The 3rd WOW that Hashem saved me! Three OPEN MIRACLES in 2 days!! Baruch Hashem, I had the zechus to warrant that happening to me 3x and is unbelievable to say the least! Of course, please do be extra careful when checking your greens and don't think because the leaf is flat and easy to see it, that a bug can't find a way to hide in there, regardless.
Family // December 19, 2022
I had misplaced something that didn’t belong to me. A sterling silver plate & it was going to cost me a lot of money to replace. I looked everywhere it could possibly be and I kept thanking Hashem for all the times He helps me find lost things. I had one last random bag that the item could be in at my daughters house but I doubted it was in that bag. I called the owner and said that I am paying for it now because it’s just lost but he said don’t send me money yet, just look in that last bag. I thanked Hashem again and said I would thank Hashem in public if it’s found and called my daughter to look for it. THANK YOU HASHEM it was in that bag in her garage and it is now returned to the owner! BUT WAIT! Yet again today! My daughter put her new diamond earrings in her tichel when she slept by me last night and then forgot about then and wore the tichel home all the way from Jackson to Far Rockaway and only remembered about the earrings when she got home. We thanked Hashem for always helping us find things and when I got home just now, the earrings were on the floor in the bedroom. Thank You Hashem! And last bug not least, thank You Hashem for a very important event last night that I promised to publicly thank You for if it went well and it was fantastic. Thank You Hashem for everything You do for us!!!!
Health // November 24, 2022
My amazing husband was waiting on a biopsy test result from a doctor for a week. Many things that we read about his condition pointed to fact that his biopsy result could be positive because benign results in these cases were very rare. During that whole week I thanked Hashem for a half hour every day for my husband and our family and also thanking Hashem for my husband having to take these tests and the great doctors. I promised Hashem that if my husband gets the negative test result I will thank him publicly. After the one week passed my husband got his biopsy test results via email from the doctor stating that his biopsy was negative and it was benign. Thank you Hashem.
Family // October 26, 2022
One day I felt despaired. I was lost. A horrible feeling followed me around constantly. A friend of mine told me to write down on a paper " Thank you Hashem for providing me with so many good things. She encouraged me to Thank Hashem in advance for giving me good things. I wrote a list of all the things my heart desires. Such as Thank you Hashem for financial success. Although I didn't know where it would come from. I wrote all My hopes. My wishes. My dreams. I wrote it a while ago. From time to time I read it. I want to Thank Hashem for actualizing some of my dreams!!! Many hopes are in the process. I have seen change. We still have a way to go. We continue to Thank Hashem and add new hopes and yeshuos that we need. But today I'm here to Thank Hashem publicly for the miracles he performed in all aspects, when I felt despaired. I will bezras Hashem continue to Thank Hashem in advance for all the future miracles he will do bezras Hashem. Thank you Hashem for the past. Thank you Hashem for the present. Thank you Hashem for the future. Ein oid Milvado.