Wet pants Natte broek







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 
he lives...

The boy 
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 

He looks 
up from his prayer and here comes the teacher 
with a look in her eyes that says he has been 

As the 
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 
boy's lap.

The boy 
pretends to be angry, but all the while is 
saying to himself, 'Thank you, HASHEM! Thank you, 

Now all 
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 

May Hashem 
help us see the opportunities that are always 
around us to do 

Each and 
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.