Thursday, November 11, 2010

Don't complain but say "Baruch HaShem"


I overheard a conversation between a few young Chassidim. One of them complained to the others that he never has money and that G - d should provide him with more.

One of his friends responded:
"You are only complaining. Think of the Baal Shem Tov story where someone comes to the great chassidic Master and only complains. He doesn't have this, he doesn't have that but he deserves more. The Baal Shem Tov told him to be grateful for what he does have and say "Baruch HaShem - Thank G - d". Meaning: Why can't we just be happy with what we have ? Why do humans tend to look for what they don't have ?

A third Chassid joined the conversation and said:
"You keep on asking for more money. Maybe this is not your destiny. G - d has a certain plan for you and when no further money is coming in, maybe this is not your goal in life but something else. You can ask G - d for as much money as you like. When He doesn't want to give it to you, that's it. The only thing you can do is keep on praying but not only demanding".

I found this conversation very interesting, as it applies to each one of us. How many times have we asked G - d to provide us with more money, a better job, a great life and an expensive car ? We go for the material world but don't look at what we do have. What we achieve and that we are healthy.

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