Monday, November 22, 2010

How We Respond

The other day I was speaking to this woman and I got a beep, so I told her I would call her back. When I did get around to calling her back (I'm working on actually calling back 'in a few minutes' a few minutes later), I started off with the usual, 'Hi, It's Me, How are you?'
She responded by saying 'Hodu LaShem Ki Tov, Ki LeOlam Chasdo'. Now I've spoken to her many times before but she usually just gives the norm 'fine Baruch Hashem'. I asked her what suddenly changed in her response and she told me the following.
Every day we have to be thankful for what we have, whether it is the small things or big things. Everything is from Hashem and we have to recognize that on a constant basis. Sometimes it is harder to see this, but if we train ourselves with such a small thing such as answer "Hodu LaShem Ki Tov, Ki LeOlam Chasdo', hopefully it will be easier to see this and be thankful.
Just thought I'd share this with y'all.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. Sounds like your friend is a special lady :)

    I'm not sure what's more difficult...knowing that all the "bad things" that happen to us is from HaShem or knowing that all of the "small things" are from HaShem.

    B"H we should have the clarity to know that it's all from Him and gam zu l'tova.