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Visitor Comments: 13

(12) Bubbie Ruchie, December 9, 2011 2:59 AM

Pushing yourself to a better self image

Lori, thanks for the extra incentive. It's sometimes difficult to commit to doing a chessed and I feel lousy about it. Overcoming those feelings make doing the chessed even more precious. I know I feel much better once it's complete. Thanks , once again, for your inspiring insights.

(11) Kristina, December 8, 2011 8:53 PM

I Always Like Your Videos

Thank you for creating your videos. They always bless and touch me.

(10) Anonymous, December 8, 2011 4:41 AM

A great feeling!!!

Our family is doing something very similar for another family with thank G-d five children, the oldest being seven. They live a few minutes walk away from us and always need help with their children. Their children come to us very frequently and we are always there when they need us. Our families have become very close and they are like grandchildren to us especially since the grandparents live far away. It is giving us a lot of experience for the day when G-d willing we will become grandparents. What a great feeling!!!

(9) Anonymous, December 7, 2011 9:03 PM

So True!

So totally true. I live in Israel and recently I had a couple of Russian speaking high school girls for Shabbos. One got very sick on Shabbos morning and I wound up calling an ambulance and taking her to the hospital. She was B"H treated and released on Motzei Shabbos but people kept telling me "Wow. That's such an amazing thing you did". Well, I didn't think it was so amazing. It was what anyone would have done in the same circumstances, I'm sure. And, as I was sitting there, in the most secular hospital you can imagine, on a Shabbos afternoon, I just kept saying "Thank you, Hashem, for this opportunity to work on myself and get out of my comfort zone (since I am a person who "needs" to be comfortable all the time). I need to be spending this time, helping this total stranger who has no mommy in Israel, even though it seems like the kind of thing that is SO totally out of character for me! It was good for ME to be doing this particular chesed and that's why Hashem chose me and not some other family, that the sick girl could easily have been sent to.

(8) Mike/Martha Weiner, December 7, 2011 8:39 PM

What family and friends is all about

Great lesson

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