July 29, 2009 5:29 am at 5:29 am #996860shaatraMember
Just me: thanks, its true!August 2, 2009 4:25 am at 4:25 am #996861YW Moderator-72Participant
the Jr. 72’s actually listened to the DT’s over Shabbos and even asked questions…August 4, 2009 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #996862
Wow! This thread is awesome!
72, yes, that must have given you a good feeling!
Shaatra, that is such a good idea you have there! Puts everything into perspective.
Mods, you poor things! You sound SO desperate! I’ll try to keep you guys as busy as I can. (Did I just make someones day?!)
What made me feel good today was getting up early by chance so I had a nice, relaxing morning!August 4, 2009 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #996863namelessMember
I feel great when I am stuck in traffic and start honking along with everyone else even if I know it wont make anything move. It just relieves my stress!
reminds me of a pet peeve go: HERE to check it outAugust 4, 2009 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #996864oomisParticipant
I felt good yesterday when my 14 month old delicious granddaughter called me “Bubby” as opposed to Bubba (which she also calls her bottle, her belly, and her teddy bear). No, she is not acquainted with President Clinton.August 4, 2009 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #996865Mayan_DvashParticipant
A short email from one of our VPs, for whom I am busy with on a project:
Thanks so very much. I appreciate all you do.
When I got it, I (figuratively) smacked myself in the head and immediately sent a similar email to my wife.
;August 4, 2009 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #996866
Wow! nice!August 5, 2009 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #996867
When I’m not the only one here having a bad hair day 😉August 5, 2009 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm #996868JaxMember
having some spare time to log onto YWN CR now!August 5, 2009 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #996869AnonymousInactive
This is a post that was submitted by APushetaYid for a different thread. I’m directing it here. I can do that as a mod 😉
One day I was in a real bad mood, and someone came over to me and said. You know you look really good today. That was the end of the bad mood.I turned around smiling. The person walked further not knowing of anything.. But I did! I learned a Lesson! A good word, a smile, a compliment can make a persons day!August 5, 2009 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #996870YW Moderator-72Participant
It makes me feel good when the rookies take initiative and make good decisions. all that hard work is paying off…August 5, 2009 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #996871JayMatt19Participant
I finished my 40 days straight at the Kotel.
I hope I can keep davening with the same kavana that I had on day 40 at the KotelAugust 5, 2009 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #996872
26, you look so good today!August 5, 2009 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #996873
Wow! That’s so special, jaymatt!August 5, 2009 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #996874SJSinNYCMember
This morning I dropped my son off at daycare (usually my husband does but he is sick today). As much as he loves daycare and was happy to be there, he kept running back to hug me. He wanted me to stay with him!August 5, 2009 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #996875YW Moderator-80Member
One day I was in a real bad mood, and someone came over to me and said. You know you look really good today. That was the end of the bad mood.I turned around smiling. The person walked further not knowing of anything.. But I did! I learned a Lesson! A good word, a smile, a compliment can make a persons day!August 5, 2009 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #996876
80, maybe you have a shmooz with 26. It’ll do you good 😉August 5, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #996878August 6, 2009 12:32 am at 12:32 am #996879d aMember
I feel good that two of my campers listened to my JC today and followed all his instructions (and on a trip!!!). Also, that two of my campers who always fight controled themselves today! I think I’m doin a good job!August 6, 2009 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #996880
da i’m sure you are!August 10, 2009 3:39 am at 3:39 am #996881
not really, because if the point is to compliment all the time truthfully, then we shouldn’t just reserve compliments for the compliment thread!August 10, 2009 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #996882Be HappyParticipant
I have just been made redundant after 17 years at my job.I felt good writing a letter to the chairman of the company thanking him for all the good times we had and acknowledging his help through all the difficulties we had.August 10, 2009 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #996883anon for thisParticipant
estherh, that was a very impressive thing to do, especially when you have health issues to deal with as well.August 10, 2009 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm #996884
wow… that belongs in the “Mi kiamcha Yisroel” thread!!August 11, 2009 12:04 am at 12:04 am #996885oomisParticipant
“I have just been made redundant after 17 years at my job.I felt good writing a letter to the chairman of the company thanking him for all the good times we had and acknowledging his help through all the difficulties we had.”
Classy lady, Esther.August 18, 2010 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #996886blinkyParticipant
Lets bring this thread up again.
I felt good this morning- i was running late for work and this old lady and her aide stopped me and asked me for directions to a certain store-it was hard to explain so i walked with them there (very slowly). They appreciated it so much- it was worth coming late;)August 18, 2010 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #996887sof davar hakol nishmaMember
Theres TOoonz to be greatful for!
– for yiddishkeit
– for family
– for friends
– for health
more specific, that i got a job that i wanted for the coming year, that my sister is moving to my community!!! (i have no relatives here, i live in an OOT community)that my little sister is so happy in camp this year, that a very close friend got married… i don’t know the list goes on and on.August 18, 2010 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #996888Sister BearMember
When my younger siblings come over to me when they have a problem or just to watch what I’m doing. I like knowing that they look up to me (and I’m a good older sister.)
That I could help out my family at home while my mother is away for an extended period of time.
When I clean my room!! 😉August 19, 2010 4:29 am at 4:29 am #996889smartcookieMember
When I bake my own challos!!August 20, 2010 2:05 am at 2:05 am #996890
This morning when the nurse handed me my five minute old baby to hold for the first time.August 20, 2010 3:32 am at 3:32 am #996891dunnoMember
Mazel tov Dr. Pepper!!!August 20, 2010 4:09 am at 4:09 am #996892smartcookieMember
Hey, mazel tov! Now THAT is the happiest feeling in the world!
You’re keeping it a secret or something??!!August 20, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am #996893
It’s not a secret, head over to the riddle thread and see if you can figure it out yourself.
Originally I was going to make it much tougher and base it on knowing that my previous child was a girl (also mentioned in the riddle thread) just to amuse “I Can Only Try”, but he went AWOL. Glad to see he’s back though.August 20, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #996894I can only tryMember
I haven’t gone anywhere, just been really busy lately.
(The moderators / editor can tell you that the “hits” from my IP addresses may have decreased a bit, but they’re still quite prevalent).
I was very tempted to try to figure out the “birthday” puzzle on the riddle thread, but there wasn’t time. There are also a couple of people I “owe” replies to; B”N I’ll get to them.
This reply belongs on the “feel good” thread, since it’s really nice to hear about simchos – kain yirbu – and participate, even if it’s only to wish a “Mazel Tov”.
Gut Shabbos.September 19, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #996895
Years ago I went with my family on the first day of Succos, right after davening, to a nursing home to help the residents with the arba minim.
Right when we walked in an old lady got up and moved to a secluded corner. My mother warned us about her that she is very anti-frum and will scream at us if we get near her, so we should just stay away.
Of course I went right over to her and asked her if she wants to make a bracha on the lulav.
Her eyes lit up and she asked if I could please help her make the brachos and shake it properly.
She then told me her life story. I’ll spare you the details except one little part.
When she was growing up (in Kovno) her father was rabidly anti-religious. If he would dare catch her or her sister doing anything religious he would severely beat them. One morning she peaked out the window and saw a religious person walking with some strange things in his hand. She snuck out to ask him what it was. After explaining about the mitzvah of arba minim he helped her and her sister do the mitzvah. They never had so much fun in their lives before.
Every year, around that time of the year (they never knew the Hebrew date), they would peak outside the window early in the morning looking for people holding a set of arba minim. When it was the right day they would sneak outside and borrow a set from a religious person. This went on for some years, including a few when their father caught them and beat them, but they always tried again the next year.
The moral of the story, I think, is that deep down every Yiddisha Nishama has a spark waiting to be ignited, we just have to find it.September 19, 2010 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #996896
Its to early in the morning to be getting us all misty eyed. Very touching story and so true. There are many non frum that would change or do more mitzvos if we would only make a move and offer them the chance.September 19, 2010 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #996897artchillParticipant
There are many FRUM JEWS that would do more mitzvos if we offer them a chance. Like making Yiddishkeit more inviting, less judgemental, and seeking to make their safety and welfare a priority.
This year in particular, due to the economic downturn there will be more people (espeially singles) who won’t buy Arba Minim.September 19, 2010 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #996898pascha bchochmaMember
A non frum person saying to me: “You’re not used to people being nasty because all religious girls are nice.”
(It’s somewhat true – in BY there is much less backstabbing than in the outside world! BH for shmiras Halashon!)September 19, 2010 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #996899
I don’t want to get into a whole stink about it but if someone has the right Hashkafos, they will realize that one doesn’t lose money from doing mitzvos and more importantly Hashem gives us money so that we use it to do mitzvos, if one cheaps out on mitzvos then Hashem will just give him less and less money. Its really ugly to cheap out on mitzvos. A Kosher set of Arba minim is $40 especially the day before or day of erev yom tov. If someone doesn’t want to pay that money don’t plead poverty say straight out that my cigarettes, fancy clothing, restaurant meals and other luxuries are more important to me than the mitzvos of Hashem and I won’t be bothered laying out a measly $40 for a mitzvah.September 19, 2010 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #996900Ben TorahParticipant
The day before Yom Tov you can get it for $25.September 19, 2010 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #996901
That’s true. I honestly don’t know what artchill is talking about.September 19, 2010 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #996902mamashtakahMember
My daughter spent Yom Kippur at the midrasha where she’s learning, and she told me afterwards that it was the best Yom Kippur davening she ever had!April 10, 2011 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #996903Be HappyParticipant
My sinks are kashered. My kitchen is nearly ready for Pesach – It makes me feel great.April 10, 2011 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #996904eclipseMember
I bought beautiful flowers today,asked my 5 year old why he thinks I bought flowers AFTER Shabbos…and he said, “You’re showing Hashem you’re still happy–even with all your pressures!”January 1, 2014 4:12 am at 4:12 am #996905SayIDidIt™Participant
The “Let’s Be Grateful.” thread didn’t fly. Maybe this one will…
SiDi™January 1, 2014 4:37 am at 4:37 am #996906🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I had a list of things to do while on break and I did most of them. I don’t think I expected that from myself.
I was also asked to be a part of a really awesome project to help educate educators and I feel so honored to have been asked.January 2, 2014 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #996907miritchkaMember
This is a great thread!
After 3 days of being home sick, I am so grateful and thankful that I can send my daughter back to school!
Over a decace ago, i saw a magnet on the fridge of someone i was babysitting at. It was what I call “the grateful magnet”. It said something along the lines of 10 things that R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l said we should think about every day. I dont remember what they are, but I remember going home and every night I would try to remember to go over in my mind something that I was thankful for. After a while I would start to forget until I stopped completely. Fast forward a few years and I started to write down 10 things i was thankful in my marriage/being a mommy and at least 3 things that my husband did that I was thankful for. It made me more appreciative of my husband. I was going through a period of not appreciating my husband and the things he does for me. I felt that I did so much and he did nothing compared to what I did. It made me resent him. This scared me and I tried to think of ways to help myself from these selfish feelings. After all, my husband did and still does alot to help me. Writing something down adn being able to read back on the things I wrote, really helped me see how much he does every day. Even if it was just putting his dirty socks in the laundry!
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