“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 my first breath and all that will enter my path today. I have been blessed with the gift of life and the ability to help others.

My path to becoming a Rabbi and Spiritual Counselor was predicated upon me learning the notion of selflessness and random acts of kindness to others. My work with clients and congregants is around taking action to help others and know how much we help ourselves in the process.

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 Rabbi with an MSW Degree and 24+ years of sobriety providing addiction counseling focusing on healing, spiritual guidance and personalized life cycle events. If you, a family member or friend are in need of my services, please contact me at 954-755-3764 to get the help you deserve.
Hugs and Blessings,
Rabbi Mitch
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