with me to a third grade classroom....... There
is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and
all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his
feet and the front of his pants are wet. He
thinks his heart is going to stop because he
cannot possibly imagine how this has
happened. It's never happened before, and
he knows that when the boys find out he will
never hear the end of it. When the girls find
out, they'll never speak to him again as long as
believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his
head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear Hashem, this
is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes
from now I'm dead
up from his prayer and here comes the teacher
with a look in her eyes that says he has been
teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named
Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled
with water.. Susie trips in front of the teacher
and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the
pretends to be angry, but all the while is
saying to himself, 'Thank you, HASHEM! Thank you,
of a sudden, instead of being the object of
ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The
teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym
shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All
the other children are on their hands and knees
cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is
wonderful . But as life would have it, the
ridicule that should have been his has been
transferred to someone else -
tries to help, but they tell her to get out.
You've done enough, you
at the end of the day, as they are waiting for
the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and
whispers, 'You did that on purpose, didn't you?'
Susie whispers back, 'I wet my pants once
help us see the opportunities that are always
around us to do
everyone one of us has gone through tough times at one point or another. Always keep the
faith. Faith will brighten your days.
I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and
those that I care deeply for, who are reading
this right now.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and
mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a
renewed confidence through Your grace. Where
there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs.
Bless their homes, families, finances, their
goings and their comings... Amen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!