"Where does it say that you have a contract with G-d to have an easy life?"
the Lubavitcher Rebbe
"Failure is not the enemy of success; it is its prerequisite."
Rabbi Nosson Scherman
5 Jan 2013
The other week I received the following email about thanking Hashem.
A few days later I came across a post written in 2011 titled Baruch
Hashem I discovered a fantastic source of Torah learning.
It reminded me to thank Hashem for all that has been bestowed upon us, including finding a fantastic source of Torah learning.
WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN WHEN
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. My angel guide stopped in front of the first
section and said, "This is the Receiving
Section". Here, all petitions to
God 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 is 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 God's blessings“? I asked…
"Simple," the angel answered. Just
say, "Thank you, Lord.”