Sunday, September 1 / ר”ח אלול – א’ אלול

Reflect on the chesed HaShem in my own existence.  I am more distinguished than an animal, plant, or inanimate object.  Hashem has given me shelter and all my needs since birth.

Additional insights from HoRav Malinowitz:

Let’s reflect on the fact that certainly no one can claim to be entitled to have been brought into existence!  Thank you Hashem!  How can I ever thank you enough for just that!??!

Then consider that you could have been brought into existence as an inanimate rock–no prior entitlement to have been brought into existence even as a living blade of grass!  Or as a cat!

So how can we ever thank Hashem for being a human, a proud Jew who knows about Hashem!

There was no prior entitlement that your very existence, your life, and the story of your life should have had that result!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!