Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Every now and then,if one is particularly blessed,one encounters a response to a teaching that seems to capture its essence more poignantly and authentically than the words of the teacher himself/herself. Today I received an e-mail from a congregant and friend who has been reading my postings for a while. I am most grateful for his interest and for the following insightful understanding of gratefulness in one's life. I am delighted to dedicate this posting to his words.
"I have been perusing some of your wonderful discourse on gratefulness in your blog. You seem to have reached a level where the contemplation of the concept of gratefulness
itself has become internalized, a source of solace and peace; an inherent
emotion has evolved to replace an ephemeral frame of mind. So, it strikes me
that one can indeed be grateful for gratefulness itself. In this regard, one
really can be "eternally grateful". What a wonderful gift from Hashem, God, for
which we should be grateful to the Eternal."
Thank you Paul.

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