Alright dear friends, this says what I want to say. It's a good note to post before the weekend.
It has been a terrible week for humankind and for Israel. Just terrible. Between the baby murder stories from America and the violence in Israel, I literally was having palpitations of anxiety and waves of sadness just washed over me from time to time.
I was feeling really, reallly down until I listened to Carly Fiorina's wonderful speech, and read this magnificent article from Israel Hayom.
I also followed my own standard prescription for beating back the darkness: positive thoughts, doing good, telling my loved ones I love them, walking in the sunshine, baking a beautiful cake for Shabbat, thanking G-d, and on a more shallow note a little bit of retail therapy.
G-d bless and keep this righteous mensch. How blessed he is to do G-d's healing work through his own hands. There are so many things I love about this article, and the good doctor's attitude toward life.
Read the whole thing, you will not regret it.
You will be inspired.
I'm so glad I clicked on it.
Meet Professor Patrick Sorkin, Chief of Intensive Care at the Sourasky Medical Centre in Tel Aviv.
"This month, Sorkin will retire from his demanding job,
but he is not going to rest. He plans to establish an intensive care
unit at the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak. He refuses to
rest. "The Lubavitcher rebbe said that a Jew is never allowed to retire.
As long as a person is alive, he has to work. I don't really see myself
going fishing in Acre."
"Ahead of his retirement he posted a status on the
hospital's Facebook page that elicited thousands of likes and
enthusiastic responses: "In my job I have seen patients that everyone
was sure were already gone, but they managed to get back up on their
feet and get well. Therefore, take a page out of my life experience and
please, never give up, never relinquish hope, keep believing in the good
and in the light even in the toughest situations. And above all,
remember: Life is a gift."