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Leave Emotions Up to Hashem!

Mrs. Shapiro* had a house full of kids. Somebody who was not religious wanted to eat by the Shapiros’ for the Shabbos seudah. Mrs. Shapiro was worried that the kids would fight by the seudah and it would be a chillul Hashem. Then she said, “You know, Hashem is in charge of emotions. Hashem can make everything work out.” This non-religious person came, and the kids were fighting the whole seudah nonstop. Despite that, the guest said, ”Wow. I’m so impressed with your children. They are so well behaved. You have such a nice family! We have no family, we live for nothing. We die for nothing.

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Emotions from Hashem

Emotions are from Hashem!

At the annual family Chanukah party, R’ Avromi* always felt out of place, that he was different from everyone else in his family, that he wasn’t included in things. This year, with listening to A Life with Bitachon, R’ Avromi chose a new approach; he put his mind to the concept that emotions are from Hashem and that Hashem can give him a feeling of being included; he said positive lies: “I do feel part of things!” and lo and behold he actually felt at home at the party! He doesn’t think anything is different, only that he realizes now that emotions are from Hashem. [heard by

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