All of us have so much to be grateful for.
I got the following as part of an email exchange with a friend who reads my blog, and who responded to THIS post, and I decided to share it with you, too.
(It’s a side note, but I’m very happy to put chizzuk and other people’s perspectives up on my blog, when it resonates with me, and I have another reader’s email that I’ll be sharing too, along those lines.)
In the meantime, here’s a different perspective that made my very grateful for all the blessings I still have in my life, despite all the challenges:
I know we all have an endless list of wishes, but maybe sometimes we don’t value many good things we have.
Having money to pay for food is a blessing.
Being able to pay a rent without shame, without having to ask anyone without having to go from one place to another with how little or much you have without having to pay a place to put your things, is a great blessing.
Having a clean, painted house, with a room or two, having a bath with water in your own home is a blessing.
Having a husband who loves you and struggles to be better, to study, to pray, is a blessing.
Having synagogues and Mikvaot near you and your family is a blessing.
Having healthy and intelligent children of you and your husband is a blessing.
Having a car, money for gas, is a blessing.
Having something to work on is a blessing.
Having good health is a blessing.
Living in Israel, going to pray at the Kotel whenever you want, living in a Jewish world no matter how difficult it is to “fit in” sometimes, is a giant blessing.
My life IS really good, despite the darkness within and without.
Thank You, God.
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