Over the course of the past few months, Rabbi Shalom Arush and I have been speaking extensively about the power of gratitude. It may sound incredible to those who are far from emuna, but learning to say thank you to Hashem has the power of nullifying the harshest decree, even a terminal disease, Heaven forbid. You can hear all about it in our recently released CDs, Learn to Say Thank You and Stop Crying, both of which are circulating in Israel and abroad like wildfire.
Goldie from Montreal, a longtime Beams reader and friend, sent us an amazing link where clinical research proves that giving thanks promotes health and happiness. We don't need the research, because Rebbe Nachman taught us the secret of gratitude over 200 years ago. By the way, that's what Chanukah and the month of Kislev are all about - learning to say "Thank You" to Hashem. Gratitude is a virtual lifesaver.