Just Be HAPPY!!!!!
Imagine a family of four kids get in a car on a long 45 minute journey. As we all know the story goes, after ten minutes everyone gets thirsty, hungry, cranky and tired. The parents of this recently happy road trip totally flip out and the whole trip takes a sour turn. In this week’s parsha, Parshas Chukas. It talks about how after traveling and sitting in the desert for so many years, the B’nei Yisrael reach the wilderness of Zin and are thirsty. As to be expected, the B’nei Yisrael are tired, annoyed and for sure sad from not being in Eretz Yisrael already.Sometimes people get to a point, where after spending a long time someplace the situation and attitude turns for the worst! We see in both situations after a certain point, negative energy starts flowing, and not only does it affect the moment but the rest of history. This week was tough for me. I went up and down, but my biggest achievement is that I didn’t lose hope! A big message I can take from this week is to always have a smile on my face and keep walking. If I go into a negative place, I can mess myself up in the long term. It may very well seem that you’rer going to drown in all the pain, but really it’s just a trap. Use the failure of these two scenarios to guide your life to a positive place. What made you happy or sad this week? What made you keep the smile on your face all the time? Let me know. With that being said, I would like to guide this message home with a strong word of hope! The strong word is, let’s keep smiling and have hope because I know that mashiach is definitely close! Mashiach Now! All the BEST Good shabbos Avroham Y Ross