You’ve shared with your secretaries that you will double their pay because of their good work… Two possible responses:
#1 “Well it’s about time you paid me what I deserve!”
#2 “Wow, how generous & kind of you… This makes me feel so much more dedicated to the work.” How would you feel after your secretary gave you the first response, how about after the second? After the second you might ask yourself why you didn’t give the raise sooner!! Think about that: What is our response to G-d’s generous goodness to us??
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Bluming is a Potomac Maryland rabbi who leads the Chabad Shul of Potomac. Mendel Bluming and his family have lived in Potomac since 2000.