Thank You Hashem – Week 149

  • I got a pamphlet yesterday from the gas company. They wrote over there some tips on how to detect gas leaks. I said to myself that a few months ago I felt that rotten egg smell which they described that it is a sign of a gas leak. I called them up, they came right over. after inspecting, they’re telling my wife. madam, you have a gas leak in one of the pipes. You have no idea how lucky you are for calling us!! Thank you Hashem deeply for keeping us safe 24/7 and making us call the gas company who caught the leak.
  • My daughter and my niece ran up the stairs and told me to please put this in the Thank you Hashem for them. My niece was holding a toy of my daughters in her hand that had some sort of propeller blade that starts spinning very fast right when you turn it on. She pressed the button to turn it on while having her fingers in the way of the propeller. My daughter saw what was about to happen and quickly screamed to drop the toy, Baruch Hashem she dropped the toy on the spot right before it started to spin and possibly cause damage. Thank you Hashem for your protection!
  • THANK YOU HASHEM YOU ARE AWESOME! My sons surgeon is a GIFT from you. He is healing wonderfully.
  • Thank you Hashem for an awesome night of learning Torah on Shavuot.
  • Thank you Hashem for allowing us to take my wife home from the hospital right before Shabbat and the Chag.
  • Thanks you Hashem for an uplifting and healthy hag. Thank you for all the beautiful, happy and relaxing time we got to spend with our precious families.
  • Thank you Hashem for the acts of greatness I have witnessed this week. I am so proud to be part of klal Yisrael.
  • Brit milah yesterday , 3 weddings last night, Bar misvah Last night and another wedding tonight, Thank you Hashem for Simcha.
  • Thank you Hashem for this weekly email that speaks positive. Something the world needs to do a little more of. I was listening to the traffic on the radio and it occurred to me that 9 times out of 10 if there is no traffic on a highway or bridge it does not get mentioned. Only negative things get mentioned like an overturned tractor-trailer or major delay on the GWB. How about mentioning certain highways that are driving smoothly? Oh well..May all who are traveling always be safe and protected.
  • My summer-house that we rent was not available and the prices sky rocketed this year. I prayed to Hashem to please find us a great house at a great price. Thank you Hashem for getting us a BETTER house at an even greater price!!! Clearly you have answered my tefilah.
  • Great encouraging line Rabbi Wallerstein heard from his father. When thinking about being too busy to take on another project in helping klal yisrael and saying I have too much on my plate. He would remind himself what his father used to tell him – if you say my plate is full,” Get a Bigger Plate” (torahanytimes this week)
  • I was involved in a very high pressure situation. I would like to publicly thank Hashem for letting it all work out so perfectly.
  • I was walking to shul very late at night on Shavuot. I was alone on a dark unlit street. For some reason I made a tefilla for Hashem to please give a special shemira/protection for all of the jewish people who are out tonight . All of a sudden I hear a car playing crazy music driving down the street. He slowed down when he came close to where I was walking and suddenly pushed the gas and drove off. I instantly felt inside me that my tefilla for others to be safe and protected a moment earlier had just saved me from harm. Thank you Hashem for watching over us.
  • Thank you Hashem for the special feeling of having Shabbat kodesh connect straight into Shavuot.
  • Selfless act of chesed, Thank you Hashem and please bless the wonderful kind person who has donated her kidney to my good friend. They should both have a refuah Shelama.
  • I have a very expensive pen that has not been working for a very long time. This pen has sentimental value to me. I never had the heart to actually dispose of it. After a couple of years of seeing it on my desk I decided it was tame to cast it aside. I picked it up and saw it was still broken. I opened it up and fiddled with it a little and Baruch Hashem it has started to work again. I did not do anything different this time than in the past. Clearly Hashem has returned this expensive pen back to me. Thank you Hashem.
  • I was in a hospital meeting with a head of a delicate department. The Dr. told me that he has been involved in thousands of these procedures and there is nothing like the Jewish people. How they are always willing to help one another. How a Jew will help any Jew in need. He said that if a Jew sees another Jew in need it is automatic that he will stop and help him, even in the middle of the street and even if he does not know him. He says he does not see this trait by the goyim. Thank you Hashem for making me a Jew.
  • Thank you Hashem for my sons Birthday-may he grow up enjoying a healthy life of Torah and Beracha.

Thank You Hashem – Week 148

  • My 7 year old son lost a new pair of sneakers that he really loved. We searched every where high and low. We even checked by grandmas house. They were missing for about 10 days or 2 weeks and we looked all over for them. Last night we sat together and made the special tefilla with Rabbi Meir Baal Hanees. We first sat together and I explained to him what the words mean and made sure he understood what we were saying. He said it beautifully from his heart and held his sedaka in his right hand and gave it over to me. I held it and told him the next morning in shul I will give his sedaka. I prayed to Hashem to please let us find it, that it will now be a kidush Hashem especially in the eyes of my 7 year old son. He will see that we tried to find it and could not. And now only after his tefilla and sedaka that Hashem clearly returned it to us.I went to shul in the morning and as promised I gave his sedaka. I returned home from shul and my wife says, guess what? I already knew what was coming , she tells me our daughter found the sneakers! I asked when? And it was precisely the time that I gave the sedaka. I asked where they were and of course they were in a spot that we checked more than once. Hashem opened our eyes and let us find them. Most importantly was the kidush Hashem and that we and my 7 year old son clearly see how the missing sneakers were found. I want to add that I also heard a few times that when a person does something lemala min hateva, (over and above what he normally can do) that Hashem also acts with him lemala min hateva, My son gave more than the amount of sedaka he was required to on his own, and did it happily and Hashem returned his sneakers. Thank you Hashem.
  • thank you Hashem for teaching me that you don’t always get what you want but what Hashem needs you to get.
  • I had to look thru some old papers at the office. As I was thumbing thru them I found some notes I had made for myself regarding a strategy trying to get an order completed with a customer. Looking at it now after I have already completed the sale with the customer I must stop and Thank Hashem for taking care of this order and sending it to me. It was very inspiring sort of looking back in time and seeing how Hashem made it all play out. Thank You Hashem.
  • There were 3 Torah Dedications on Sunday- Thank you Hashem for letting us parade thru the streets of Brooklyn honoring our holy Torah.
  • My wife’s watch broke, luckily that it is still under warranty therefore she was able to send it in to repair. After they received the watch, they advised her that they cannot fix the watch so they’re giving her a new watch worth up to $180. Thank you Hashem for the new free watch.
  • 2 OF MY FRIENDS ARE MARRYING OFF CHILDREN THIS WEEK- Mabruk.
  • Hashem thank you so much!I am honoring you with a beautiful meal and simcha tonight!thank you so much for YOM YERUSHALAYIM tonight!We love you!!Thank you for giving me Rabbi Arush and the zohar hakadosh.Thank you for teaching me when I didn’t have any teacher to explain to me what to do in the most difficult times. Thank you for listening to my prayers and guiding me this week.
  • I have a Bris to attend 3 days in a row! And 1 on Shavuot- Baruch Hashem
  • Hodu LaH-shem Ki Leolam Hasdo, we (my wife and I) have to express many many thanks to the Almighty.  B”H within the last week we had the Bar Mitzvah of my second son and the wedding of our 1st daughter,  B”H a lot of the people of the shul took time out of their busy schedule to join us in both our celebrations,  Yishtabach Shemo Laad. Yirbu Semachot VeIsrael.
  • Thank you Hashem for wonderful community members who take time out of their day to encourage others and give us Chizuk by posting THANK YOU HASHEM notes.  Like a child who brings a MITZVAH NOTE to the teacher and feels great when the teacher reads it aloud.  After all, we get caught up in our daily nonsense and don’t always remember to acknowledge things large and small that Hashem does for us, watches over us – making our lives better, protect us form harm, and keep us on the correct path.
  • I was so happy to hear that my friend won a poetry competition that is at a really high level. I am so grateful that if I have any questions for my music writing she will be more than happy to assist. It is such a nice feeling to win! She is really happy and I am happy to share in her happiness!! Baruch Hashem!!
  • Thank you Hashem for the opportunity to do a kidush Hashem. I was in the pizza store and I got up and ordered another slice of pizza. They called me when it was ready and I picked it up from the counter. After finishing eating I got in my car and drove off. A few minutes later I realized that I don’t remember paying for the additional slice of pizza. I called the pizza store and the mexican guy at the counter answered. I described who I was and asked if paid for the pizza, he answered that I did not. I told him I am so sorry I didn’t realize and I would like to pay for it. He was silent on the phone and said wow, that is so nice of you, I can’t believe you took the time to find our number and go thru the trouble just for a few dollars. I told him I would like to give him my credit card over the phone , to that he said there is a 10 dollar minimum. (you would think he would be happy to get the money, but no he has to say he can’t take the credit card-only a goy)..Fine so I tell him I have to get back to work and I will come and bring him cash later. He says again Thank you so much that is so nice of you. (nice? I ate the pizza and owe the money, a goy can’t even understand that we are obligated to pay for this)..I go back to work and now time to go home. I pulled up to my house and realized I forgot to go back and pay him. I say to myself I will do it tomorrow, it is late and I am tired. Then I say, no , I will do it now before the Yeser Hara convinces me not to even do it tomorrow. I tell myself I have a priceless  chance to do a kidush Hashem and do not delay it,go now. I get back in the car and drive to the store and hand the mexican guy the money. He stares at me and for a few seconds doesn’t say a word. I tell him here take the money. He smiles and said, sorry I was just thinking we are closing soon and was telling myself I don’t blame that guy for not coming back to pay, I wouldn’t pay for it either, and now you are here, I feel foolish. He said thank you so much for coming back, it is only a few dollars. I answer that we have a great torah and our torah teaches us to pay for our purchases and to be honest. He smiles and says all of you guys are so nice. Thank you Hashem.

Thank You Hashem – Week 118

  • Thank you Hashem for the special guest you sent to us last Shabbat.It was such a joy to have our grandson, David, stay with us all night and Shabbat day.We hope you will send him again soon for another Shabbat  visit.                                                                                                                  THANK YOU AND DAVIDS PARENTS
  • Made an extra 40 bucks today at work and it was for something extremely easy. Thank you Hashem for the gift.
  • Had a business trip and had to be at the airport for a 7am flight. Earliest Talit and Tefillin time was 610am. Boarding was at 625am. With only 15 minutes to pray I was rushing and not praying at the normal speed. All of the sudden at 617am there is an announcement that the plane just landed and they need an additional 20 minutes to prepare before boarding. I immediately slowed down and prayed the right way. Thank you Hashem.
  • I was on the phone with a friend of mine who has recently become religious. He was telling me how he took his cell phone to Tag and took the internet off of his cell phone. I was very happy and wanted to encourage him, instead he ended up encouraging me. I told him that what he did is great and when you start to make sacrifices for Hashem that are difficult Hashem will start to make them easier for you to handle. He answered me, what are you talking about? Sacrifice? This is the greatest thing, by doing this and following the Torah it makes me have a better life, so all of this is for my benefit and it is no sacrifice at all, it is an honor and is totally for my good and it makes me happy. Thank you Hashem for letting me get inspired.
  • My friend made a Brit milah this week for a grandchild. Mazal Tov.
  • Thank you Hashem for the opportunities that you send me.
  • I was driving on the highway and was over the speed limit. I passed a police car that was hidden on the side and saw him preparing to come after me. I said a prayer to Hashem and Baruch Hashem for some reason he decided not to come after me. Thank you Hashem.
  • You never know the results from your actions. I just found out that a colleague of mine just got involved in doing a certain misvah because he witnessed me doing it. I was taught that if a person does a misvah because he learned it from you that you get credit for that persons misvah as well. This is a great and thoughtful chesed from Hashem when you think about it. Thank you Hashem for your kindness.
  • My son has started to learn Rashi and I am so proud of him and how excited he is to take this step forward in learning Torah. Thank you Hashem for nachat from all of my children.
  • Thank you Hashem, had 4 happy occasion to attend this week.
  • My car lease was up. I figured I would get a lower model car for a cheaper price this time around. I called the leasing company and I ended up getting 2 levels up of what I had now and for less money. All I can say is Thank you Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for this fantastic and beautiful weather we have been having.
  • Ordered merchandise for an order and got a much better price than I expected.
  • Right place at the right time. Happened to pray mincha in a shul I do not normally go to and was given the opportunity to give sedaka to help spread Torah.
  • Thank you Hashem for these powerful parshiot that we can learn so much from. May we take the lessons from them and instill them into our lives.
  • Thank you Hashem for letting me see this kidush Hashem. There was a person in the supermarket filling up 3 wagons of food. All sorts of shabbat food , everything you would need to have a great shabbat. From roast to chicken – from pickles to sour stix. Nothing missing. His turn comes up at the line and he has a list of 3 or 4 addresses to have these shabbat orders delivered to. Then I hear him say, but please do not put any name on it saying who it is from,not on the box, not on a receipt not anywhere. It must be sent anonymously. The goy cashier caught on to what was happening here. She got all choked up and told the man. There is no one like your people; you are so kind to one another. This was a great kidush Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for these gorgeous early winter Shabbats, they are so enjoyable.

Thank You Hashem – Week 104

  • A few weeks before the summer, I had exchanged $400 cash for 2 gift cards with a friend. I spent $150 that week, and before moving to deal for the summer I realized the remaining $250 were missing. I also realized that I was overdue on my maaser. (happened to be around the same dollar amount as the missing cards) the maaser got to where it needed to go, and 3 days later I found the gift cards in my father’s car right by the seat belt. Thank you Hashem
  • I was driving a rental car in Florida and a terrible muddy substance landed right on my windsheild. It disgusted me and the car came with no windshield washer fluid. As I was driving the very next minute I passed down county club drive which has huge grass in the center. The sprinklers went on and splashed all over my car. I looked up at Hashem and said thank you!!! Wow
  • Engagement tonight- mabruk
  • Baby boy to my friend- mazal tov
  • Thank you for 2 years of this Thank you Hashem email, I look very forward to it each and every week
  • The biggest mitzvah is to help a friend before he falls off his donkey. A man approached me the day after I read that “the Biggest, mitzvah is to help a man before he falls off his donkey. ” I just lost my job’ I need help till I get another job” immediately, I reached out to his close friends and raised 5000 dollars for him. After 1 month he approached  and said ” I just got a job” I can’t thank you enough for sustaining me for the past month with the 5000 it was a tremendous help and kept me going for the past month”‘ thank you,” When you hear if a friend in trouble, help him, before he falls off his donkey! Shabbat shalom
  • Was working remotely from New Jersey and during a thunder-storm in New York my Ny office computer went out and was unable to log in remotely and work from Jersey. My father did a chesed and went to my office for me and we troubleshooted everything over the phone and nothing worked. Looked like I had no choice but to drive an hour and a half each way and then spend who knows how much time trying to get someone to come fix it. We tried 1 last thing as a last resort before giving up, while my father put me on hold to do it, I prayed to Hashem to please make it work and Baruch Hashem it worked. My Father saved the day and a lot of aggravation. Thank you to my Father and Thank you Hashem
  • Thank You Hashem for giving me a moment to reflect how amazing you made my life. Thank you Hashem for giving us the volunteer to enthusiastically organize this weekly email that makes us so happy and appreciative of our great creator. Thank you “volunteer” – you are awesome as well as so pleasant and warm in everything you do. Love u.
  • Thank you Hashem for the new customer and order as well
  • I got stuck in the pouring rain twice today everything’s for the best so thank You Hashem!
  • Thank You Hashem that even though the Bet Hamikdash was destroyed many years ago we still mourn for it and keep praying and thank You for Your promise to redeem us from this galut
  • I was always very nice to a certain goy worker by a customer of mine, wanted to make sure I made a kiddush Hashem with him and that he saw our wonderful people in a positive light. He was at a much lower position but now he has been promoted to a much higher position in the company and is able to deal more directly with me putting in orders. Because of the nice way I always treated him he is very comfortable giving me orders to handle for him. Thank you Hashem for the reward for trying to mikadesh shem  shamayim.
  • Thank you Hashem for the brit milah this coming Friday Bh- Mabruk
  • Wow 104 weeks strong of these emails , this is something very very special. I am sure Hashem is proud of all that partake in this great kavod and kiddush HASHEM. Very proud to be part of this community.
  • Had a call coming in from a customer that I thought may be a complaint or problem. I prayed and then took the call. He says hello and then tells me he is by an associate of his and is referring him to buy from me as well and hands the phone over to the new customer. Thank you Hashem.
  • Heard an encouraging story of a man who accidentally damaged someones belonging. He got injured but the other party was only interested in him paying back the damage of their old broken down item.He wanted $500. This was a big test for this person and finally the person gave in and put it on Hashems shalom fund. A rav witnessed what happened and gave him a beracha to get all the money back. Within 1 day Hashem sent him all the money back! Even better, the person he damaged called him and said he had the item repaired and it only costed him $50 and he is sending him back $450! Great lesson and Thank you Hashem for your Shalom fund , a fund that bears one of Hashems names, Shalom.
  • Thank you Hashem for my neck and all the different directions it can move.

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