This page is for a zechus for all of klal Yisrael- add a name you haveben/bas for parnasa. bracha and hatzlacha,
refuah,yeshua, shalom, shalom bais and for Hashem Blessed is He to take us out of this galus we are in to bring
us all together again as one.AMEN!!!!
Watch this video it will
give you chizuk.
Then thank Hashem for everything He has given and gives you
Lichvod/Dear Klal Yisrael
I heard a beautiful shiur about how all problems come from complaining feeling depressed, feeling down, crying for
nothing. How Bnei Yisrael complaining and crying is the tikun we have to fix. How one has to thank Hashem for everything He
does for us. Then he spoke how people had problems (all kinds) and tried to just focus on thanking Hashem for 2 weeks and
saw such help from above. Problems were solved and wonderful things were happening. Let us all try for the next 2 weeks just
to focus on thanking Hashem for everything we have and what he has given us, include everything you can think of that
Hashem put in the world. Look around and just thank Hashem no matter how small or how big it seems. Thank Hashem and say Gam
Zu L'tova and put your trust in Him, believe in Hashem.
As we are working on ourselves on saying THANK
YOU to Hashem. Here is a another thing I heard from the shiur. When one thanks Hashem all the windows in Hashem's palace are
opened and Hashem pours down on that person yeshuos, hashem tells the melachaim send that person more and more,without the
person even having to ask for it. But when a person cries for nothing is misyaesh feeling down complainig not happy all the
windows in Hashem's palace are closed. That is what brings all the problems. Just keep thanking Hashem!!!!
Please share Let us work
and be mechazek each other on this every day people can write in to divrei chizuk on how things are going for them about the yeshua they have seen and what they are thanking Hashem for. It will be posted
on this page. please send this to as many people as you can share this with Klal Yisrael and you will be a big part of
this mitzvah. Tiaku L'mitzvos
Thank You Hashem for letting me share this with Klal Yisrael.
Thank You Hashem for letting me be able to type this.
Thank You Hashem for the computer
Thank You Hashem for my
Thank You Hashem for........
1. I was on my moped today, trying to drive
through an intersection. Apparently a massive crowd must have gotten off the subway, but I just kept waiting and waiting,
nobody would let me go through. A huge group would cross, then more people, and it was just a continuous stream of people
and they were totally ignoring me, like I didn’t exist, like I had no right to drive through, like my soul was
dust to them.
Then I thought of how I am trying to cultivate humility, and I am always thinking about new applications
of what it means when we say “v’nafshi ke’afar lakol tihiyei” at the end of the amidah. So this
was a good application of being like dust to these folks.
And of course, I thank H” so much for the joy and
pleasure I get from riding my moped in this great free country.
2. Lichvod Klal Yisrael I have
been thanking Hashem by saying "THANK YOU HASHEM!" Try it! Try thanking HaShem
for what He does for you. Like it says on the "Thank You HaShem" page, try it for two weeks. See if
things don't get better for you! They sure did for me! I wish you hatzlacha and bracha and great hakaras hatov
to HaShem! Then tell all your friends to thank Hashem and how it has changed your life. When one starts thanking Hashem for
everything he begins to see the world diffrently. I have been doing this and working on this and I look at the world with
Hashem and I am bsimcha. If you need help in this or would like to share what Hashem is showing you please emailme at email@example.com May Hashem give us allmuch bracha and hatzlacha may He return to us b'mehera b'yameinu AMEN!!!!
My chaver at the Geulah Co. sent this in. It will help one get closer to Hashem
on working on themslves and appreciate everything Hashem does for us. In the zechus of our working on ourselves may Hashem
shower upon us the Yeshua that we are mispallel for.
BE HAPPY AND THANK HASHEM!!!!!
Since using something concrete can often make a concept easier to remember and apply, we at The Geulah Company
(www.geulahcompany.com), would like to suggest that you make a book of blank pages and call it your Gratitude Book
which is going to help you to formalize and remember how grateful you really are to Hashem for all the billions of things
that He does for you.Arrange it into 3 sections:
Call the first section
the “I Am Grateful For All These Things That Hashem Has Done For Me” section, in which you list
all the things that Hashem has done for you for which you are grateful.
Call the second section
the “I Am Grateful For All These Things That Hashem HasNOT Caused To Happen To Me”
However, in this section you must be careful to ONLY THINK
THESE THINGS – NEVER WRITE THEM DOWN OR VERBALIZE THEM – SO AS NOT TO GIVE A “PISCHON PEH”
(an opening of the mouth) TO THE yetzer hora AND REMIND
IT WHAT IT COULD DO TO YOU, CHAS V'SHALOM.1
Call the third section
the “Gam Zu L’Tovah” section (see
our related product idea, The Prognosticator, [www.geulahcompany.com/prognosticator.php]), in which you enter all those things that are happening to you or
to others that seem bad to you that they’re happening, along with the date (so you can see how long it took for you
to realize that what was happening was really for the good, at which point you can add it to the first section).We here at The Geulah Company have found that by actually repeatedly thanking Hashem for the things
that we enter into this “Gam Zu L’Tovah” section (even though we don’t really mean
it) helps to shorten the time that it takes for us to honestly see how they really are for the best.(For further elaboration of this principle, see our related essay,
When you first make The Gratitude Book, enter
as many things as you can think of.Then, at the end of each day, enter all the things that you are grateful
to Hashem for His having done for you that day.You’ll find that after just a few days you’ll
have hundreds of entries, if not thousands or more, of things that you are grateful for (especially if you include those things
from the second and third sections).
Then any time you, chas v'shalom, are feeling down, or worried, or feel distant from
Hashem, or doubt His attention to you or His intentions, just look in The Gratitude Book and realize
how grateful and happy you really are.
Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish said, and so it was taught in the name of Rabbi Yosi: A person should never open his mouth to the
4. My mother told me don't cry for nothing for Hashem
might give you something to cry about.
5. When ever I feel down or like I'm going to complain
I thank Hashem for things that He has given me and I really feel better.
Simply say thank You Hashem.
6. The more I thank Hashem the better I feel
THANK YOU HASHEM
7. Hashem is GREAT Hashem is GREAT Hashem is GREAT Hashem is
Thank You Hashem Thank You
Hashem Thank You Hashem
for all that You do.
8. I said hello to someone today, he asked me how I was, I
answered I just thank Hashem for everything.
He said you are right I thank
Hashem too that I can walk as he came out of the car
Lichvod/Dear Klal Yisrael
We need to focus on everything Hashem does for us and gives us no matter how big or small.
Just keep thanking Him
at at the positive in life and thank Hashem
9. So I missed my 9pm flight by 5 minutes and had to catch
the 10:00 pm flight. Well that later flight was delayed by 1.5 hours, and then eventually cancelled entirely because
maintenance crew found what was initially thought to be a minor maintenance issue with what turned out to be a major malfunction
in the wing hydraulics. We were rudely told we were booked on the 5:30 a.m. Flight and were not given any place to stay
or eat or shower or anything! People were freaking out at the attendant, not speaking nicely, wanting their money back.
I was practically pinching myself how lucky I was!! Maintenance found a major issue with the wings that could
have Gcd forbid led to catastrophic aviation failure! How thankful I was to be alive at the moment, and all these folks
were screaming about how they would spend the next 5 hours.
I’m a new man!! I’ve been given a
10. Try this--- some one wrote in that Rebbetzin Kamenetsky
has told them often that when I thank HaSHem for something He has done for me I am remiss if I do not immediately ask Him
for something else. She says- He loves to be asked for things! Lichvod Klal Yisrael keep thanking Hashem
& say over and over "Hashem loves when I ask Him for things.
11. "How does one acknowledge
HaShem's blessings? I dreamt that I went
to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.
guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to Hashem
said in prayer are received."
I looked around in this area, and it was
terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people
all over the world. Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then
said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked
for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them."
I noticed again how busy it was
there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged
for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very
small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment
Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. "How is it that there's no work going
on here?" I asked.
"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that
they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments."
"How does one acknowledge HaShem's blessings?"
I asked. "Simple," the angel answered.
"Just say, 'Thank you, Hashem.' "
"What blessings should they acknowledge?"
"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place
to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world.
"If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
"And if you get this on your own computer, you
are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
"If you woke up this
morning with more health than illness ...... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.
"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture,
or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.
"If you can attend shul without
fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death ... you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world.
"If your parents are still alive and still married. You are very rare.
"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not
the norm, you are unique to all those in doubt and despair."
"Ok, what now? How can I start?"
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special
and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all. Have a good day, count your
blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
Dept.: Thank You Hashem! "Thank you Hashem, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me
so many wonderful people to share it with."
12.Shalom Chaverim !
Just a quick note to praise Hashem.......My family had 2 gas leaks
on our furnace that could have killed us all. We had to be without hot water and heat for a week because of the lines
being connected. Hashem not only protected my family and I from being blown up by a gas explosion, but He also provided
free space heaters and He moved on peoples hearts to let us use their showers to get clean during the week.
Hashem is our Father and provider, .....as well as the protector
of all people, ...but especially for us Jews. Time and time again I see the faithful loving hand of Hashem.
The more we seek His face, the more He reveals Himself to us.....after
all, it is a RELATIONSHIP WITH HASHEM THAT WE HAVE !
Hodu l'Hashem ki tov ki l'olam chasdo !
#13. I knew that Hashem prevented it from happening.
10 days ago I was travelling down a double
highway in Afulo on the way to Route 6 . I was travelling at 90 clear road in front, when at the cross roads a car suddenly
without stopping, turned in front of me. I slammed on brakes and turned my wheel to the right to avoid the driver. It was
an accident which was bound to happen, but I knew that Hashem prevented it from happening. I have never been so close to
an accident. I have been driving B - H for 60 years without any problems. What a shock, but how thankful I was and am for
Hashem's help in this situation.
#14. It's absolutely true!
In the email today, you said: When one thanks Hashem,
we show Hashem we love/believe/trust in Him. Just keep thanking Him and you will see such yeshuos you wont be
able to count them all. It's absolutely true! I have come to thank HaShem for every little thing,
good or "bad", that happens to me. And I'm not sure that what we mortals perceive as "bad" is really
that, because HaShem gives us only what we need to do our job on earth so we can earn the zechus to sit in Olam HaBa near
the Kisay HaKavod L'olam... for eternity!
Sometimes it's hard to rephrase it: I mean, how can having cancer be good for one? But if I believe
that HaShem never gives me anything that I don't need, then obviously the cancer had to fall into that category of "being
good for me" and I must thank Him for it as well as for things that seem obviously good from the start. And every
time I do thank HaShem, he heaps more and more good upon me! Sometimes it is something mundane, like the light at
a difficult intersection always being green when i come to it. Sometimes it's a phone call or email from
a long-lost friend. Sometimes it's an insight into my character and middos allowing me to see that I am now able to
fix something that was out of reach before. Sometimes it's HaShem's Glory and Tiferet that I can actually see!
He has saved me from so many illnesses, each of which could have been terrible and have had drastic results, but here i
am today Baruch HaShem, well, healthy, and thanking HaShem for everything He does for me!
And He doesn't "do" just for some people, He is
ready, willing, and able, to "do" for each and every Jew on this earth! But people have grown distant from
Him, and have forgotten how to speak with Him. So I can tell you: Just talk to HaShem in your own words, your
own language. He's the Creator of all language, He understands them all! Tell Him that you love Him, and want
to get closer. Tell Him that you need whatever it is you need.
I learned a really neat phrase yesterday: "Fake it til you make it."
Kinda irreverent, but it's the truth. Let's say you don't yet "get" that HaShem is that close to you.
So just do it, even without believing, and it will happen for you too! Say "HaShem, I'm learning that You
are close by. I am having difficulty understanding this. Please help me understand that You are close to all
who call. And I'm calling out to You, HaShem. Please grant me [put your need right here in your
own words: like good health, getting over this cold, finding enough money to make Shabbos, getting along with Ploni
Almoni, anything!]. Thank you HaShem for all you do for me and for Klal Yisrael!" Then write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him what you asked for and what HaShem did! Your words will help others as I hope these words may have helped
#15. How to be a ''CAN DO'' person.
“I was feeling down so I went to a class on the Torah approach to happiness. The
young rabbi spoke well, and he was quite interesting, but when you’re not into something it is hard to take it seriously.
He spoke about what he called ‘The Happiness Game’, which he said was a powerful tool for getting out of sad moods
and staying upbeat. ‘All you have to do,’ he said with conviction, ‘is make a continuous list
of your blessings that you add to each day, starting with the most obvious things in life, like your eyes, for example, and
then your nose, etc. … because for everything you have there are people who don’t, so they count as blessings.
And you keep adding to the list every time you can think of something for which to be grateful, even if it seems so obvious
to you. There is some kind of psychological thing,’ he explained, ‘about seeing so many blessings on
a single page or in a single book. It just lifts you,’ he finished. Personally, I didn’t think his little
psychology game had much merit, at least not for me, so after the class I just forgot all about it. But, my situation worsened,
and over the weeks I became more desperate for anything to lighten my mood. So, just to say I tried everything, I started
playing his ‘Happiness Game’ and to my utter surprise it began to work for me instantly … and it just kept
getting better. Even when I wasn’t adding to the list I felt the comfort of my blessings everywhere I went. When bad
thoughts came to me to bring me down, remembering my list would lift me up again. I had great pleasure just reviewing the
list over a cup of coffee, and it never got boring. There is this magical effect that keeps it alive and real for me, as if
my emotions have a soft spot for it or something. After a while, I stopped adding to the list because the list became me.
I may have forgotten many of the items, but I always feel as if I have everything to be grateful for, and feel no threat of
depression anymore. And, I can always review the list …”
is the other end of the continuum. On one side we have to believe that we’re going to get what we want and succeed at
what we are trying to do. We have to be bota’ach — trust — in God and remember that nothing stands
in the way of bitachon (Sha’arei Leshem, p. 114). Nothing.
#16 This time let me gracefully thank Hashem.
an inherently Jewish characteristic. The Chidushei HaRim asserts
that we are called Yehudim after Yehudah,
because we give thanks to the Almighty. We wake up in the morning,
and the first thing that we recite, our very first prayer of the day, is
Modeh Ani lefanecha melech chai v’kayam shehechezarta bi nishmasi b’chemlah
rabbah emunasecha, “Thank
you, living andeternal king, for
mercifully returning my soul within me. Great is your faithfulness.” The Jew begins his day with hodaah, giving
thanks. I recently read a short vignette about this very special, meaningful prayer.
There was a convention of neurologists
from all over the globe who gathered to discuss a variety of neurological issues. One
the primary topics was the phenomenon of people fainting upon rising from bed. One of the speakers, a female neurologist,
results from the latest findings that this fainting is caused by the
sharp transfer of positions from lying down to standing up. She
it takes approximately twelve seconds for the blood to flow from the feet to the head, and when a person stands up upon
awakening, the blood is thrown too quickly to the brain, creating a fainting spell. Her suggestion
was simple: upon waking up, one
should sit on the bed for twelve seconds, count
to twelve and then stand up. This approach will prevent dizziness and fainting. This
like a simple solution to a pressing problem. Indeed, everybody applauded her solution.
Another professor, who happened to be a Torah-observant Jew, asked for permission to address the assemblage. He said,
Jews have a tradition that dates back thousands of years. We recite a
prayer of thanksgiving to the Almighty every morning upon waking
up. We offer our gratitude for having
merited to wake up healthy and whole. The prayer is called Modeh ani. It is recited
while one is still
the bed and sitting up. The prayer consists of twelve words, and – if you concentrate and say it slowly-- it takes exactly
begin the day recognizing our greatest Benefactor, we go through the day with an altogether different
outlook: one of deep-rooted gratitude to Hashem for all that He does for us. Hodaah has another meaning: to give eminence or majesty,
In Sefer Tehillim 18:11, David Hamelech says,
Vayede al kanfei ruach, “He flew high on the wings of the wind.” In another
Tanach, the word “hodaah”
is used to mean “lifting
up” or “carrying”. Thus, the same word which is used to thank is also usedto give eminence, to elevate. Horav Avigdor Miller, zl, derives a fundamental principle from here. When we have cause
to thank, pay gratitude
to a benefactor, we become dutibound to study his eminence, to elevate him and to recognize his virtues. This is all part of gratitude. When
we recognize the need to thank Hashem, we, in turn, apply ourselves to acknowledging His eminence.