I was standing by the Kotel at *mincha* (noon prayers) yesterday when
a young man with a small child in his arms walked quickly over to me.
“I came by you for Shabbos dinner ten years ago. You gave me some great
advice. I have been doing it every day since. You said to close my eyes,
picture my family one at a time, with light on their faces and smiling, and
ask Hashem to bless them. Thank you so much. It really helps.”
I asked him where he is living… what he is doing. He told me that he
made *Aliyah* six weeks ago, is living in Beit Shemesh, and working at
Hadassah hospital as a physical therapist.
“That’s great. You have a family, you’re living in the Holy Land, and
you are making a living helping people! Wonderful! Thank G-d your prayers
are being answered.”
When someone tells me that something I told them is really helping, it
makes me feel good. It’s a blessing to do good and it is a greater blessing
to learn that you did do good. Actually, it’s like getting a down payment.
We are told that the real reward for helping Jews find their way comes in
the World to Come.
Help someone anyway you can. It makes life easier for them… it makes
them happy… it makes you happy… it makes Hashem happy… and it even gives
you a greater share in the Next Word, too! All that from just doing a
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