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“Better to Break a Bowl, Then to Break a Bone” – From Hindy Vivian G.

I talked to my Mom today and caught up with her on what has been going on and I see we all are dealings with challenges – whether physical, mental, spiritual, psychological, etc. No one is immune, even those who seem to “have everything,” but are really unhappy and empty inside because is all about their material success and they have nothing else in their lives – they have no meaning or purpose and waste their time & money on nonsense to fill up the void. They you wonder why people are depressed, taking pills, committing suicide, G-d forbid. How can it be?? There is no satisfaction because there is no value what they are doing, as it is momentary pleasure/enjoyment that is finite and limited with some sparkle, glitter and fireworks, but since it doesn’t last they have to continue to get their “fix,” so they do it by buying more things to make up for the lack and unless they break from this lifestyle it will be their downfall. Find a purpose to your life – seek out the real things that matter and you feel a fulfillment for your internal self/the soul. As we all go back to the earth in the end, while the soul moves on to its eternal life and want to have something to show for ourselves that we accomplished in this world.

So what does this have to do with the quote mentioned in the title, which by the way, is credit to my Mom. I mentioned that I took a bowl and put on the counter and found it was broken in half (glad it didn’t fall on the floor, shatter and have to deal with a real mess and longer clean up. I need to be thankful that it was just an object that broke and is easy to replace, if necessary, whereas, if it was a bone then would have to deal with going to a hospital, surgery, doctors, etc. It was a big blessing from G-d and a lesson to learn and accept what happened as a gift, regardless of that may seem to be negative/bad, it is actually for the best and have to say “thank you, G-d, this too, is for the best!” I realize The One Abo-ve is giving me another opportunity to change & do better and this is not just in the physical sense as when you improve yourself you feel like there is a reason to live and that also contributes to your overall health and longevity.

You are welcome to share your comments and tell me something that happened to you that are thankful for even though it seems outlandish and goes against the grain, to also appreciate the suffering & pain!

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