Mazal Tov on one year clean!
Chasdei wrote today on the forum:
I would like to thank Hashem, Guard and all the old-timers on the site for helping me reach, bezras Hashem Yisbarach, my 1 year anniversary. It's not a coincidence that I'm zoche to this on Rosh Chodesh Elul. Hashem should give each and every one of us the siayata dishmaya we all need in this uphill battle, and send us moshiach very very soon. THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!
When Chasdei first found our network he wrote:
WOW, do I have chills right now. I just read this forum from start to finish and to say it is giving me chizuk is a huge understatement. I am flying high emotionally. This is the best preparation for the Yomim Noraim, a time when all of us are trying extra hard to succeed. I am no prophet, but I can say with certainty that Hakadosh Baruch Hu is looking down at everyone on this site and kvelling with unbelievable simcha and nachas. All we ever try to do is the ratzon Hashem, and right now, right here, on this website, you guys are smashing the Samech-Mem (Satan) to pieces and spreading the glory of Hashem's kingdom in the world, which is precisely the point of Rosh Hashana. Thank you, and let this be the reason you are all written in the book of Bracha, simcha, Parnassa, and all good things.
6 Months later he wrote:
I am indebted to everyone here for all eternity, because bli ayin hora - with ezras Hashem always, I have been clean, almost as a whistle, since Rosh Chodesh Elul. Hashem should continue to give us all the strength we need.
Around Elul time I lost my job, and although I was not unhappy because I really didn't enjoy it that much, I got down and frustrated a lot. However, I spent a few hours each day writing on and reading this website. Since then, I feel like I have broken free (hopefully) from the menuval. I now see that I must kiss Hashem and hug Him a trillion times for giving me the opportunity to be unemployed so that I could spend time on this website. I davened for many years that I should overcome this particular Y"H, and now (as Hashem always does, we just don't always see it), Hashem answered my tefillos by taking away my job, so I could focus on this addiction (which I never realized was an addiction), and now I see the Yad Hashem.