Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Why Should I Be Happy?


Why Should I Be Happy?

 by Reb Gutman Locks


     Why should I be happy when I do a mitzvah?

Well;

     It is what G-d wants me to do.

     When I do a mitzvah, something changes in the upper worlds, even if I can't see it.

     When I do something good, it makes the world a better place.

     My portion in the World to Comes increases when I do a mitzvah.

     I become holy by doing a mitzvah, as the blessing says, "… Who has made us holy with His commandments…."

     I and all of my people are more favorably judged because I did it.

     Doing mitzvahs strengthens the Jewish people.

     I'll use the merit I receive for doing it, by praying for others.

     I become a little more aware of Hashem's Presence when I do a mitzvah.

     Doing the mitzvah moves me toward fulfilling my purpose as a Jew.

     When I do a mitzvah my animal inclination is being used to do good.

     If I do the mitzvah right, it will make G-d smile.

All good reasons to be happy, and I bet you can come up with a few more, too.

 

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1 comment:

  1. Re-posted to hyehudi, see:

    http://www.hyehudi.org/the-joy-of-doing-mitzvos/

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