Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A positive attitude

From the weekly announcements of Khal Chassidim, the small shteibel I belong to:

We were miracle to a neis last Shabbos when a large branch from a tree crashed down onto the Beis Medrash, breaking a hole in the roof. Baruch Hashem, no one was injured even though people were learning in the beis medrash at the time.

I would have been complaining about the ill fortune of the tree breaking the roof, not rejoicing that no one was hurt. That's especially true since we're so financially troubled.

1 comment:

Leora said...

Agreed that a positive attitude is a good thing.

Another good thing is to be able to detect an unhealthy tree. Unfortunately, too many of our trees here in Highland Park are not healthy. So they should be taken down. Usually trees that fall down are ones that have already shown problematic signs, such as leaves only on one side of the tree and bare on the other side.