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Sometimes you just don't have it! - Eikev

It's been almost two years since I have had a consistent running schedule. During this week, I got really motivated and made a strong resolution to get more consistent at running. Since then, I have broken my personal record with my fastest time for a single run. I hope that in the future this continues and I'll continue to break records. In this week's parsha, Moshe recounted events where the Jewish people made huge mistakes. An example of this is the golden calf. Another example is the report that the spies gave when they came back from scouting out Eretz Yisroel. In each of these situations, Hashem had every right to be upset with his nation. Thankfully though, he gave us a second chance and because of that, we were able to proceed into the land of Eretz Yisroel. The first few minutes of running were really difficult since I haven't done anything like this in such a long time. However, because motivation can be like the tide and come in waves, I didn't want to let this opportunity slip away when the next burst of motivation is unknown. Hashem gave me a second chance! The Yidden were able to use the love of Hashem regardless of previous mistakes in order to enter Eretz Yisroel. Therefore, similar to them, I wanted to use that love of Hashem to its fullest potential. My goal is to use the motivation that I receive and transform it into something practical. Maybe this week we can join together to achieve that goal. The action doesn't need to be big it just needs to be meaningful and practical. If we start at a small task, then eventually we can achieve something seemingly impossible. No one thought that the generations following the spies were going to end up in Yerushali'am. However, by working together, we can transform the world and join with every generation in Yerushali'am very soon!

Good shabbos

All the best

Avroham Y Ross

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