Thank You Hashem–Week 107

  • Got one of my bills lowered by 10 bucks, thank you Hashem
  • I want to thank my Boss for being so caring of me and always looking out for me. For always taking care of my family and wanting what is best for us. Thank you Hashem for being the greatest Boss!
  • I was trying to track down someone for a work project for months, but couldn’t connect. I had to travel out of town for Shabbos for a simcha, and when I came to the hall, I saw this person- he was also in the same city for another simcha, and they happened to renting same hall for Shabbos!!!
  • Thank you Hashem for my wife who always manages to make our Shabbat table like an elegant banquet!
  • Thank you Hashem for opening up the NJ Turnpike 30 seconds before I was at that point of my trip. The highway was closed for the entire day leading up to that moment and saved me a long traffic filled ride home. I was basically the only car on the road and had the turnpike to myself. Thank you Hashem for a safe trip home.
  • Got caught up with a customer and missed my train back home to Deal Nj. I walked out of my office strolling to the station thinking it was going to be a long time until the next train being it was now off hours. As I walked pass a parking lots entrance someone called out my name. I turned around and saw one of my close friends getting in his car. He asks if I need a ride to Deal. Thank you Hashem for sending him at that exact moment. Ps I usually do not walk down this street but for some reason Hashem made me turn down this block and change my normal route.

Rabbi Miller –simcha email..What must you thank Hashem for? Avodoh (service) means to be humbled to Hashem because of gratitude. But what do you do as a result of the gratitude? You are expected to say thank you Hashem all the time. You have to thank Hashem constantly because He is giving you constant benefits. You are living all the time, so you are thanking Him all the time for life.  — Enjoying Life (#226)

  • Wedding last night , Bar Misvah this morning , Bris this morning and another Bris tomorrow morning. Thank you Hashem for happy occasions
  • I was just mevater (gave in) on something even though we both agreed I was right. It feels great. Thank you Hashem for helping me pass this test and put it on the shalom fund please.
  • There was a terrible accident on the NJ Turnpike and major delays and backups all day long being the turnpike was closed. I didn’t know about this and decided to take the earlier bus back home to New Jersey that day. Some things came up and I was delayed an hour and instead of taking the 5 oclock bus I took the 6 oclock bus. I got home at 930pm. Gam Zu Litova , I spoke to a friend that took the 5pm bus and he didn’t get home unti 1030! . One hour earlier than me he left and hour later than me he arrived. 2 extra hours on a bus I was saved from. Thank you Hashem

From The Archives by request…

  • Was speaking with my Rabbi in front of his house and mentioned that I wanted to take a step in growth and serving Hashem if he can suggest “the next step”, he advised not to take on a chumra- a stringency but to take something on that could be a chiyuv-an obligation. He suggested to start wearing Rabeino Tam tefilin every morning, tefilin are expensive and I was a bit tight at the time but right away agreed to beli neder listen to my Rabbi and do it. He called a sopher on the spot and we ordered them. I wasn’t sure where the money for this misvah would come from but said I am doing it to grow closer to Hashem and I can’t get hurt. As I got in the car my mother called me and asked what I was doing and I told her I just came from the Rabbis house and told her about the new tefilin I just ordered-she immediately said I want part of this misvah!! and I want to pay for them!! –keep in mind things were tight for her as well but the excitement and opportunity to do a misvah is what was important to her. Thank you Hashem for my tefilin and for being able to see my mothers excitement for a misva and jump right in to it.
  • 3 years ago a new manager was assigned to the auction site I work at in Pennsylvania, I went to him to talk to him about getting out early on Friday for Shabbat so I can get home at a decent hour, from then on it got harder and harder to work with this person, he kept pushing it even later and later! And made it very difficult for me. After much talking i finally just gave up completely trying to deal with him and turned all my attention to Hashem the only one that can help us, this rosh Hashanah I prayed for him to get transferred away from me, Hashem please take him away from me-the first email I see after the holiday (sent on Friday) is from the auction letting me know that He HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED!!! Thank you Hashem

Thank You Hashem–Week 98

  • Was just reminded of 2 instances where the chesed of Hashems “Nature” saved peoples lives. Thank you Hashem for the chesed of making body weight lighter in the water, remembered 2 cases of children able to lift up a person that was under water and possibly drowning. Outside of the water they would not have had the strength to pick them up but because of Hashems chesed of making body weight lighter in the water they were saved!
  • Thank you to all who are responsible for this terrific email. It is very uplifting. Thank you Hashem for Thank you Hashem
  • Thankful for my trip to Israel and being able to share it with my son & husband.Thankful for a new perspective from Hashem on NYC, and its purpose for me.
  • I was driving in Lakewood and saw a beautiful bus type of van that was from Bikur Cholim to drive people to and from the hospital . Shortly after I saw another similar type of beautiful van from Bikur holim also to use for Hospital transpotation. Only by our great people do you see these considerate ideas in helping out one another. Thank you Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for happy occasions to share with family and friend
  • My friends daughter has become a kallah,mazel tov

from Rabbi Miller-Every person who’s called a Jew should thank Hashem when he opens his eyes in the morning. It should be his first thought in the day. If a person learns to thank Hashem for life and to recognize Hashem in nature around him, then it won’t be too difficult for him to understand that the Am Yisrael has been chosen for a special privilege, and Torah and mitzvos are gifts on top of everything else.

  • HashgachatPratit heard from my neighbor- a man who was a widower went on a business trip to Las vegas. Was a trade show there and many people from our neighborhood were also on this trip. While there this man suffered a heart attack and baruch Hashem there were our Brooklyn Hatzalah members present and they took care of him immediately and watched over him as he recovered. While there with him in Las vegas one of the Hatzalah members mentioned to this man that he has a wonderful mother inlaw who is a widdow and he would like them to meet when they get back to Brooklyn. He agreed and Today they are happily married Baruch Hashem. Hashem is the master of everything.
  • Thank you Hashem for answering my tefillah today
  • from Mitzvah man- Just received a text from a volunteer that said the following.” I sat down in my store today to write a check for $360 for a child to go to camp” As soon as I signed the check,4 customers walked in my store” each customer bought an item for $450 each that I NEVER SELL “I didn’t do this for any reward but it was very nice to get rewarded on the spot”  The giver is Happy,the parents of the child are Happy.and the child is Happy. Everyone’s a Happy Camper.. Shabbat Shalom.
  •  I went to visit an elderly woman and was having a nice visit and she happily and proudly directed my attention to her beautiful shabbat flowers that Mitzvah man delivers to her each week-kidush Hashem- Thank you Hashem for our great people , ps-going for a bikur holim visit today and because I saw the flowers had the idea to contact Mitzvah Man to see if he has flowers available for this patient and sure enough he instantly on the spot replies with info where to pick them up from. Mi Kiamcha Yisrael
  • Listen to this, had a Bris a Wedding and an Engagement party to go to on Wednesday and a Bris a Wedding and an Engagement party to go to on Thursday- Thank you Hashem for simachot
  • My car lease was up and had to be returned the next morning. Was at a friends house the night before and when I got back to my car the door handle was hanging down practically scraping the street and the door had scratch marks all over it. Someone tried to break in and steal it. Now I had to return the car the next morning without being able to fix it. I was sure they would charge me a fortune for returning the car with that damage. Baruch Hashem , got the final bill and they did not ask for a red cent. An open miracle being when you return a leased car they examine the car looking to tally up a nice bill for you. Thank you Hashem
  • Thank You Hashem for the Torah that lights up my life
  • Went to a wedding last night with a friend and Got to see a gadol Hador ,Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita’ and bh’ we were able to get a Beracha.

What’s our job …

What’s our job in the world?

We have to train ourselves to look through the eyes of the Torah. Look at the world and see how many benefits Hashem is giving you. How many? Hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, they’re countless. And that’s our job: to open up our eyes recognize that Hashem has created a world of kindliness. (#E-36, Learning to See)

                     the Rabbi Avigdor Miller Simchas Hachaim Foundation

What is the key…

What is the key to success in life?

It’s up to you to know that everything Hashem has given you — how you react to them — is a test. All our character traits are also a test. If you utilize them properly to behave according to the guidance of Torah and you keep on thanking Hashem for them, then you will be successful in your life and be among the choicest of men. (Ohr Avigdor Shaar Avodas Elokim)

                      the Rabbi Avigdor Miller Simchas Hachaim Foundation

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