Why do we bid such a fast farewell to these friendly malachim. After all, they just arrived, not to mention have just finished bestowing blessings onto our homes! I mean, if the malachim want to stay, would we really have a problem with that? Wouldn’t we prefer that they stick around, or at least stay as long as they’d like? Why, after just welcoming in, would we proceed to show them the proverbial door?
1982Listen. Connect. Reflect. Repeat.
The essence of a Yid and his connection to his Creator is dependent on this midah of hakaras hatov. True hakaras hatov is recognition of the One and only Source of Goodness – which is Hashem. The more a person sees Hashem in his life, the more appreciation he will feel.
I find it to be one of life’s oddities that we don’t ever feel the need to hear how important achdus is, and yet….. we most definitely need to hear how important achdus is.