The world is new to us every morning – this is God’s gift; and every person should believe they are reborn each day. Baal Shem Tov

Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer (August 27, 1698 – May 22, 1760), often called Baal Shem Tov or Besht, was a Jewish mystical rabbi. He is considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism.

How powerful a notion that we are each reborn daily; I know that upon awakening daily, my first act is one of gratitude in my heart and soul for all that will enter my path today. I have been blessed with the gift of life and the ability to help others.

As a Rabbi, Spiritual Counselor and Sober Coach, I know that at some point in my day I will be presented with an opportunity to meet someone new, help someone in need or perform a random act of kindness for someone. Wow! I stand in awe of a God that blessed me with life on a daily basis and has given me what God has chosen to throw my way.

It is not always what I “wanted”, but it is always what it is and I can either accept it with joy or whine the day away. When my heart is open I rejoice; when my heart is filled with resentment, I whine the day away. What a waste it is for me to whine.

My prayer for you today is that you acknowledge your rebirth with joy and gratitude and give back to your God all the blessings you can give through your love of yourself and your kindness to others.

I am a modern and independent South Florida Sober Rabbi with an MSW Degree and 23+ years of sobriety providing Sober Coaching and Addiction/Spiritual Counseling focusing on energizing, affirming, motivating, healing, spiritual guidance and personalized life cycle events.

If you, a family member or friend are suffering, call me at 954-755-3764 to get the help you deserve. I can help you!

Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!

Rabbi Mitch

1 Comment

  1. Monica Stevens

    The biggest problem I have is with patience. I start whining when situations aren’t moving fast enough to my satisfaction. I find myself whining from time to time about my back. Since my surgery I have good days and bad days. There are days when I can function fairly well. The days that are bad when I can function for 15 minutes at a time I am frustrated, angry, and irritated. That is where the whining comes in. Yes I know that my disability in my back is permanent. I have had no choice but to accept it for it is a part of who I am today. By talking to others in recovery I am reminded that there are those much worse off than I. At least I am still able to walk (to a certain point) where others maybe restricted to wheel chairs, hospital beds, or need crushes and walkers to get around. I must remind myself that my disability is part of my journey of life. Why? I don’t know yet there is a reason for this. I keep praying for G-d to show me my path so I can see what my purpose is. To this point I don’t know if I ever will find out or not. It remains in G-d’s hands until his purpose comes to pass.

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