Today I received two incredible videos. Each a testament to the power each and everyone of us have as an individual and as a collective member of Klal Yisroel.
It is about 8 months since we were in the hospital undergoing Benny’s stem cell transplant. It was at that time that Hurricane Sandy hit land and caused a devastating and everlasting change to the easy coast region.
The change was not only physical but emotional and spiritual as well.
I felt their pain. I knew what it was like to pack up a suitcase and leave my home for about a month long. I knew what it was like to be at the mercy of others. I knew what it was like to accept meals, volunteer help, and many other needs. However, at that moment I felt the need to help out in some way and so Super Storm Benny was born.
B”H hundreds of people participated in the Los Angeles area and we collected the most of anywhere outside of the NY area.
Today, I received an email saying that Nivneh is finally closed and a link to a beautiful video of what Nivneh accomplished. May we all be zoche to rebuild the Bais Hamikdosh in our days just as we help rebuild the NY/NJ coast.
The second powerful video I received today speaks volumes. It was from my dear friend Michelle. It shows their own personal “hurricane ” and the miraculous recovery.
The connection between the two videos is simple. It’s each one of you who prayed and gave Tzedaka and saved so many lives as a result of your hard work and endless days and nights.
It’s beyond extraordinary what we
are able to accomplish when push comes to shove in such a short time.
This past year has been an incredible life lesson.
It’s okay to feel sad at times. The emotions are real, however it is not healthy to remain feeling this way for very long. Instead, one will feel better quite early on if he/she looks around the room and seeks out happiness some how from some where,.