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"A deep relationship with God"


It feels easier and more natural to give thanks when everything seems to be going well, when we have peace and security, health and bounty. 

But when we are in a situation of war and fear, of sickness and poverty, when our inclination is to cry and curse, it is much more difficult – but it is still possible and necessary. 

When he was poor and starving, the famous Reb Zusha is said to have thanked God for giving him such a good appetite! 

It is no coincidence that Reb Zusha's profound capacity for gratitude was matched by a deep relationship with God. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From an essay by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz