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License Plate "ATA 3469"

GYE Corp. Thursday, 09 February 2012

Last night while waiting for a red light to change, I saw some poison. Except it looked appetizing.

I looked away immediately, but felt the voices in my head saying, "hey, you looked! I think you looked for a second too long anyway, why not look again? You anyway blew it!"

But then I noticed the license place of the car in front of me, and it was:

ATA 3469

Well, I happen to be a big time fan of the vort that Guard posted once from the Ohr Hachayim Hakadosh, "V'ata Yisroel mu Hashem Elokecha sho'el may'imuch.... ki im l'yirah, etc.... - And now, Yisrael, what does Hashem your G-d ask of you, but to fear him, etc..." and the Torah continues with a whole list of wonderful madreigos.

The Torah is emphasizing that we CAN reach all these wonderful things, if we focus on one thing... V'ata - NOW; not what happened a second ago, nor a day ago, nor a year ago, and also not what WILL happen. Just the present. That is all Hashem asks of us, the ATA - the NOW.

Well, there was the license plate, clearly telling me that I need to do the right thing NOW, and forget what happened 2 seconds ago.

WOW. What a hug from Hashem!