Saying 'Thank You' to Hashem
I’m just a simple Jew, but one thing I have been working on a lot over this past year is being thankful to Hashem. I’ve also been preaching this idea a lot to those around me. As a matter of fact, I just talked about it yesterday in detail with a close friend, and TODAY he told me that he started saying thank you all day to Hashem because of our conversation!
So anyway, today I just happened to go to Torahanytime.com to listen to a lecture while I work on the computer. I think this is the first time that I ever did that, as I barely get a chance to learn Torah. I chose the topic of Emunah and then I randomly selected a video; the 4th lecture from the top of the long list of 100 lectures on each page. It’s called "Say Thank You". So I click it and this video is the first Torah speech I ever listened to on my computer.
Turns out, the video is all about how we should thank Hashem for everything, all the time, both the good and the bad that happens to us in our lives.
How amazing is it that the first Torah speech I listen to on my computer is all about the one thing that I’ve been working so hard on! Pretty amazing how Hashem is sending me the message with this video that this is the way to go and that I’m onto something good! :)
In the shiur he made a nice point. We thank Hashem for good and bad because everything Hashem does with us, even that which seems bad to us, is really in our best interest. Even if we can’t see it now or in this world, one day we will see it.
I think you will enjoy this lecture. My brother and I have been working on this mentality for about a year now, and we have seen how it has completely changed our lives!
Anyone who adopts this way of thinking and constantly thanks Hashem for all the big and little things that He gives us, is guaranteed that their life will be sooooo much happier, more enjoyable, with sooooo much less stress, worry, anxiety and pain.
I wish for all of you to see the incredible transformation that saying "Thank you" can have on your life as well.