Thank You Hashem – Week 105

  • Was searching high and low for the right person to give my son swimming lessons and could not find anyone available. I suddenly realized that Hashem made a person in an office I am in mention that he is going to help run a camp and he is also a life guard. I didn’t remember this for several days later for some reason. I gave him a call and he said he will be glad to do it and can start today. This is actually much better than if any of the other people we called worked out because those were with a group and this one is going to be private and on our time schedule. Best of all I asked him the price and he likes me a lot and said I am not charging you. Of course I said there is no way I am not paying you. He said whatever I want to pay is fine. Thank you Hashem and swim instructor.
  • Was in my office and a person here was talking to me about a sad situation that happened to a child in someone’s family. He started speaking to me about the importance of spending time with our children. Spending quality time and how important it is. All of a sudden my oldest daughter who is pretty much busy 24 hours a day with her friends and all, calls me and asks if I want to go to lunch with her. This was perfect timing, Hashem set up this sequence so perfectly. Needless to say we had a great time together. Thank you Hashem
  • Thank you Hashem -Sorry for the length of this story. .                                                                                         It was a difficult stretch. I call it my 7 years of famine. For the past 7 years I was having an incredibly difficult time with my Parnassah. My entire life I was successful and comfortable, but things turned and for 7 years I couldn’t keep a job, and went long long stretches with no employment at all. It was the worst feeling being so unproductive and my self esteem and confidence faded. I was a shell of the man I once was. Of course we couldn’t pay our bills and eventually to short sale our house, the home we built our family in. My once perfect credit gone, money gone, house gone. Throughout it all we prayed and worked on building our Bitachon and relationship with Hashem. And of course we tried to always be thankful for everything we did have. We learned to look at the donut and not the donut hole (what we had not what we thought was missing).                         I kept praying for a job. But not just any job. During the time that I was out of work I took on a lot more Torah studies and I wanted a job that wouldn’t require me to sacrifice my learning in order to do it. I said “Hashem you provide me income you can just as easily give me a job that requires a lot of travel as much as a job that is near my home. And it bothered me when I was told that if a good job came up that would require me to stop going to my classes that I’d have to give up my classes.                  About the same time as we were losing our house which was extremely painful I heard about a business opportunity. After all the failures and lost jobs I was of course Jaded but looked into it anyway. I got involved in this business and it seemed like finally I found the right fit for me. I was loving every minute of my work, working harder than ever before day and night but loving every minute. I was renewed, a new spirit came into me. My confidence was back every day was a sunny day and some people noticed and commented to me that I was a changed man. I wasn’t making money yet but I saw where I was headed and knew that all those hard years were to bring me led me to this great place. I was on top of the world!                                                       But then came what I called  “The Crisis”. I was advised that I was being investigated for a possible violation in my business and everything was frozen, my inventory, my bank funds, my ability to conduct business. Some faceless bureaucracy was investigating my company and my fate was in their hands. Attempts to appeal were met with cold responses of “we will advise you when we have a verdict” I was powerless, there was nothing I could do. And to top it all off I the charges were false! I was devastated. Here I thought I had found the perfect situation for me and now it was taken away in an instant. I couldn’t believe this happened to me. Why did Hashem do this to me?                                                                                                                                               I prayed and examined my deeds. And it came to me, now I can’t say I understand Hashem’s reasoning but this is what I think. And during the search . And when this opportunity this gift that Hashem gave me came I became lax in my classes. I would work instead of going to my classes and I rationalized to myself that the Rabbi’s  told me that for a parnassah I have to give up my learning to build my business. I forgot WHO really builds my business.                                                                                                                                                             I made a decision, if I get my business back I would reduce my working to normal business hours. I will not cut out learning. It’s not my strength that will build my business, all of my success comes from Hashem. He’s my partner. And every day as my partner we have partner meetings in the morning and the night and those meetings in Hashem’s office (the Bet Midrash) are what determine my success. I needed to be reminded of that. As soon as I verbalized that I would not miss learning the charges against me were dropped my accounts and assets unfrozen and I am back in business. Only now I know where my business will get it’s success. It’s Not from my work between 9-5. My success is determined by Hashem and the most important meetings are in the morning and at night in Hashem’s office. So Thank You Hashem for waking me up and loving me.
  • Thank you Hashem I had pulled out my phone from my pocket and started typing an important email while walking home I had blocked out everything else as the email I was writing was quite important all of a sudden a stranger came up behind me with a Russian voice yelling Mister Mister…I turned around and saw a raggedy dressed person who handed me a number of Bills. He said you dropped your money!   Sure enough when I grabbed my phone I inadvertently pulled out the cash I was taking home for my wife.
  • was looking high and low for the phone number to a certain guy when I walked into a strange shul this week, not where I normally daven, and happened to meet him for the first time ever. Thank you Hashem
  • Replied to an email regarding helping a person with some sedaka. Right after I decided to open up tehilim and pray that a certain order I am working on gets approved. As I was reading tehilim on my phone the screen gets interrupted with this customers number on the screen, the customer I was praying for. He informed me that everything looks like it is approved. Thank you Hashem for showing me so clearly the reward for sedaka.
  • Went to Six Flags with my family. Was on the skyride that takes you across the park and was enjoying the beautiful scenery of the lake and the grass and trees. Suddenly one of the cable cars going in the other direction on the other side,had these skinhead looking people in it, one of them gets up and shouts at us “Auschwitz is that way!” Thank you Hashem for reminding me that no matter how pretty or comfortable this world can sometimes appear we are still in Galut. I told my daughter we must Thank Hashem for making us Jews and not terrible people like that. Thank you Hashem for making me a Jew.
  • Thank You Hashem for our Rabbi’s and being able to get guidance from You through them!

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.

Thank You hashem–week 93

  • Bnei Binyamin is a real Kiddush hashem, thank you Hashem for such a makom
  • Saw a person last night that I did not see in many years and was reminded of an incident and it made me realize now,looking back so many years later how that incident was the very best thing for me in the long run. Many years back at my job I was given an assignment to do something for this persons business. There was a misunderstanding on his part and he went and mentioned it to my boss without asking me first. It led to me being dismissed from my job shortly after. I was not upset and wanted to leave the job anyway but was upset that it was because of something untrue. He did feel awful at the time and of course I told him I forgive him and please do not worry about it. When I saw him last night I wanted to go over to him (but he was talking with someone on the side privately) and tell him again don’t worry about what happened so many years back . By thinking to do this it made me realize and see the big picture of how great Hashem made everything turn out. I would like to tell him in hindsight it was the best thing that ever happened to me. My entire life took a total change for the better and I will never be the same person again. I grew so much in religion being away from that job and also saw great beracha business wise as well once I left that job. I am a very happy lucky person ever since I was dismissed from that job.Seeing this person Hashem reminded me that I have to Thank Hashem for perfectly orchestrating every detail in our lives. Thank you Hashem
  • Thank You Hashem for Your Torat Emet!! and that I get to learn it!! I love You Hashem!! Thank You!
  • My friend d had a baby girl-mabruk
  • Thank You Hashem, big building by our office,there are 2 parking lots on both sides,I usually park my car on the far end (bh that’s my spot)
  • On the way out of work, I’m looking and looking can’t find my key, finally I found it BH, walked all the way to the far lot _ and guess what, I totally forgot that I parked in the visitors spot this morning, I walked all the way back to the other side – the whole thing was maybe a – 20 – 25 min ordeal, Bh every delay is for the best, on the way home on the highway, a car suddenly tried to turn into my lane, I was in her blind spot. Bh I broke quickly and missed having an accident, BH Hashem delayed me to be in that spot at that time, and Bh Hashem has given me maybe the yissurim in the parking lot From before even Though it was small maybe it could have balanced out and save me from an accident.. BH

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