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November 13, 2011
December 24, 2013 9:44 AM
These videos are very effective and succinct in conveying the important message. - to be thankful , optimistic and grateful. And to EXPRESS it through BRACHAS blessings and in our own words TALKING TO G-D throughout the day !
December 10, 2013 11:51 PM
amaising video!!!!!!you just open me my eyes!! I have so much good things but I feel so sad and depress.. but I think life is hard, I hope to suceed to focus on all the good in my life..
July 11, 2013 9:18 PM
It is crucial to be grateful for the blessings we already have in our lives. Thank you for reminding me of this message. It cannot be repeated often enough, IMO.
April 15, 2013 4:22 PM
i loved this it is so important thank you
November 21, 2012 1:54 PM
Thank you for this beautiful reminder...I truly needed to see these words and be reminded of all the blessings that we have recei ved of late. The love of my life, David, had a heart attack a few days ago, he is now fighting for his life. Last night I suppose the enormity of our situation and that of our families, hit me like a wall of darkness and I felt so very down and scared and...overwhelmed. All I did was wander about our home and cry. Feeling guilty for feeling that way and thinking the thoughts that were tumbling through my head, while he is lying there in his hospital bed. I have always been one to say "it could always be worse", when confronted with any situation...for a moment, it seems, I had forgotten my own words. Thank you for reminding me that G-d is with us in the darkness and in the light and that it could definitely always be worse!
November 18, 2012 8:20 PM
This was such a good reminder. I was just feeling so down about my life, saying that there is no point in my living this life anymore... and here comes proof how much good Hashem put into my life!
Thank you for always showing us the good!
March 30, 2012 2:17 PM
Who wrote the beautiful music?
The music is really beautiful, who wrote it? Where can I find it?
January 29, 2012 3:21 PM
it always inspire me whenever i feel sad, thank you! :-)
December 29, 2011 12:15 AM
Love this message!
January 20, 2012 7:47 PM
REALLY POWERFUL, THANK YOU
December 4, 2011 5:24 AM
Really awesome vidio !!!!!! I needed to see that.....
dorothy r bienen,
November 26, 2011 4:37 PM
Count Your Blessings!!!
There is NO end to the gratitude list.....just start with the sunrise and go on from there each day! Thank you!!!
November 23, 2011 2:46 AM
the purpose of reciting 100 blessings a day
is meant to awaken us to appreciate the many things that we take for granted each day.
November 23, 2011 12:20 AM
Thank you & good job !!!
November 21, 2011 8:52 PM
an important message that too many of us secular folks forget
Good marketing would suggest a stronger call to action at the end. What do we want people to do? If it's daven, then include information on davening or a link to a resource...BTW aish.com has been doing an amazing job. I loved loved loved the Exodus/social media video, and the Rosh Hashanah breakdancing one was pretty cute too. Keep it up!
November 20, 2011 8:51 PM
Put is into perspective
I was just laid off from my job. A job I love. I have been upset and crying (yes crying). I don't have children to support. I don't have massive debt. I don't have house payments. Still, I felt like a failure. G-d words in mysterious ways. Yes, I have lost my job and I am grumbling but I never had to spend a day in a concentration camp. I have no disease such as cancer. I can see and I can hear. I may have problems and I may be out work and jobs are hard to come by but I have a roof over my head and I still have friends. Seeing this video today made me G-d is there and is telling me its ok to grumble but keep it in perspective. Life is not over. A new chapter is just beginning. If suvivors can be released from concentration camps and survive....then I can survive a job loss in the United States. It might not keep me from shedding a tear or two about my own plight but it will perhaps keep those tears at one or two and not a flood. The pity party I have been having for myself will probably not be a pity moment.
Thank you Aish. Thank you G-d. I needed to see this today...right now and here it was.
November 21, 2011 9:13 PM
Hang in there!
G-D never closes one door without opening another one. I have been there too! Read the Psalms, and pray to our merciful G-D.
November 19, 2011 5:10 PM
frustration does not equal lack of gratitude
Personally, I dislike messages like this. I hear the message as, don't complain, at least you have a house, job, kids, etc... Just because I grumble about my job, doesn't mean I don't appreciate the fact that I *have* one. I'm not allowed to have moments of frustration, because at least I have what someone else doesn't? The message should be to keep it in perspective. Just because my kids didn't listen to me for the 500th time today doesn't mean they'll NEVER listen to me.I don't love my kids because someone else doesn't have children or doesn't get to see their children. I'm not going to appreciate my job just because someone else doesn't have one. I'm going to appreciate my job because it fulfills me, or puts food on the table, pays for my kids' education. And if I'm frustrated and want to complain about something, I should make sure my complaint isn't empty, find a solution, ensure that my complaint doesn't turn into something bigger than it really is. I shouldn't have to worry about whether or not I can even be frustrated because someone else doesn't have a job to be frustrated about. I can feel for others, feel gratitude for the gifts that I have AND still have moments where I feel frustrated and want to gripe.
November 20, 2011 9:46 PM
Don't get lost in the difficult moments
You're right, people do have the right to have moments when they feel overwhelmed and frustrated. The point is, unless there is something overwhelmingly wrong or difficult, they should just be moments, not the basis for your life. Moments of frustration or difficulty are often what make us stronger and more determined to go on. They build us into better human beings. It's when you let your difficulties define you or your life that you lose perspective, and the understanding of the value of life, and miss out on the truly beautiful moments that make life worthwhile.
November 18, 2011 3:34 PM
Thank GOD for the smiles, laughs, dances, and the unforgetable memories with the most wonderful family on earth. Material things are unseen when you have all the faith,love and understanding.
November 21, 2011 4:13 AM
you make an excellent point. thank you for your perspective
November 16, 2011 2:49 PM
November 16, 2011 6:31 AM
100 blessings one should i be grateful
Thank you very much for summarizing so well the bountiful blessings of Hashem in our lives.
PS: Can I have these phrases in writing, I would like to translate them in Spanish and French for my friends to understand
November 16, 2011 5:16 AM
Just be grateful of what you have today, and think of those who may have no tomorrow because their life expired today. My job was working with disaster relief and I am grateful for everyday Hashem give us. Indeed we are Blessed Shalom
November 16, 2011 3:09 AM
This was a great wake up call. Thank You. Continue making more of such great films!
November 16, 2011 12:21 AM
It's so important to look at the big picture and see things in their proper perspective. This video so touchingly gets that idea across. I loved watching it and listening to its music.
November 15, 2011 8:21 PM
A beautiful reminder to be thankful for everything!
November 15, 2011 7:20 PM
We are truly blessed
After visiting Yad Vashem and Masada recently, I can truly say, life is like a walk in the park. We sometimes have to be careful where we walk, but life is, B"H, good.
November 15, 2011 5:08 PM
lovely to thank everything we have
thank you very much for sending this lovely video ,which reminds to be sufficient with what we have.god bless all the people who ses this video.
November 15, 2011 3:28 PM
100 Blessings - Why should I be grateful?
Thank you for sending this wonderful video. It's a beautiful reminder to be thankful for what I have.
November 15, 2011 3:20 PM
I hope it gets translated into Hebrew so I can show my kids!
November 15, 2011 2:39 PM
This is so beautiful! And it is so spot on! I think we all take so much for granted and moan and groan. Oh my I wonder what Hashem must think??? We are so ungrateful and if we would just take the time and look around us we are all so very blessed. We should be Praising Him even in our difficulty times. Thank you
November 15, 2011 1:27 PM
Amazing, sad that we only appreciate what we have when we lose it
November 15, 2011 1:26 PM
Thank you a lot for sharing this video. It shows that we need to be happy with small things in life and we will have a nice life full of happiness.
Thanks G-d for another wonderful day!!
November 14, 2011 9:25 PM
BEAUTIFUL ALL SHOULD SEE, GIVIN G THANKS UNTO
L-RD, BLESINGS EVERY MOM ENT LIFE BREATHE
BEING THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU DO HAVE, EVERYONEIS A GIFT, CHERRISH GRAFTEFUL THANKFUL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS LOVE amen
November 14, 2011 2:42 PM
Thank you, Tribe Vibe, for a lovely blessing like this clip. And thank you to the composers and musicians who made the soundtrack that set the tone so nicely. I wept at that Mom coming home from the war - and at the joy in the faces of those men in the last photo. We have so much to be grateful for.
November 14, 2011 12:57 PM
Awesome, I now understand the purpose of blessings, to make ME feel blessed
November 14, 2011 12:41 AM
gratefulness vs. drama
This was a great video on why many of us ought to be more grateful for what we have and not feed our lives with so much drama...As the Mishnah famously pointed out "He who is rich is satisfied with his lot."
November 13, 2011 6:17 PM
today is my birthday...thank you for this beautiful gift!
November 13, 2011 5:09 PM
Wow so beautiful teaches me, to be more thankful and grateful very inspiring! Brings tears to my eyes as well
November 13, 2011 1:12 PM
What a way to start the week!
November 13, 2011 10:56 AM
Awesome video! Can't wait to show it to my kids!
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