Friday, 21 October 2016

Hakoras Hatov

By Em Einayim

by GYE Member (See all authors)

Dear GYE,

I would like to take a couple of minutes before Yom Kippur to express my ultimate gratitude for ALL that you've done for me in the past couple of months since I've joined.

Last Yom Kippur, I remember feeling so much despair. I thought I would never be able to conquer this addiction and felt doomed for life. I cried, davened, and tried putting Hishtadlus in to try and stop this addiction. I was getting nowhere. I felt like I was drowning in a pool of despair and self-loathing - why couldn't I stop?! I felt disgusting.

A couple of months ago, I joined and, B"H, have been clean for 150 days (relapsing once since).

You have such a tremendous Z'chus for helping all of us out there who are struggling. I am tearing as I compose this email - I feel like a different person approaching Hashem this Yom Kippur. I feel equipped with the necessary tools Hashem has granted me through GYE to be able to combat this Nisayon. I've had the z'chus of referring GYE to others struggling with this issue who are changing for the better because of it. You are all such incredible people, and I have an endless amount of appreciation for everything you do to ensure Klal Yisroel is healed from this Yetzer Hara.

Gmar Chasima Tova!!