Archive for July, 2013

Back at UPS

July 17, 2013

I’m back at UPS and it feels so strange to be back at a place I never expected to return. Sometimes I’m wondering if I’m just daydreaming  of people I have previously met. I know Hashem has a reason for sending me back here but I don’t know what it is.

I do know that my purpose in this world is to serve Hashem and to do His will. Hashem in His great compassion gave me another chance to serve Him under this circumstances. I hope I’ll do it right this time.

Subjugation

July 15, 2013

R’ Chazkel writes that even though in Mitzrayim the Yiden were exposed to the worst Tumah, it still prepared them to serve Hashem. Because the foremost trait a person needs to serve Hashem is subjugation.  In Mitzrayim the Yiden were treated as slaves and they got used to subjugate their will to others. Therefore, we should not feel bad if we encounter tyrant people, because it actually helps us to serve Hashem.

The Hidden Reason

July 4, 2013

During my first tenure at UPS, Hashem listened to my prayers and in His great Mercy enabled me to miraculously solve a complex problem in their software system. Shortly afterwards my relationship with UPS came to an end. Of course I thanked Hashem and appreciated His Kindness and Closeness but there was no apparent physical gain from the miracle.

Fast forward a year and a half later, I was coming again for an interview at UPS. I did not know who I would meet. Lo and behold in the room was sitting the person whose complex problem I solved a year and a half before. In a manager’s meeting he declared “We are beholden to this person and we have an obligation to hire him”. Thank You Hashem for always taking care of all our needs.

Low odds

July 2, 2013

The Chovos HaLevovos writes that there are three reasons why Hashem bestows wealth upon a person. Two of the reasons are for the person’s disadvantage and one reason is for the person’s benefit. Furthermore, reviewing the beneficial criteria is apparent that very few people qualify. Therefore, do not feel bad if you’re not wealthy. It just means that Hashem in His great Mercy did not want to punish you.