It was beddy-bye time for me, but I found myself lying in bed wide awake. All I could do was picture the individual and no name came to me. This went on for about two hours when I decided to take the advice from a blog that I had read. The advice was “no matter how large of how small a situation is, turn to Hashem for help.” I proceeded to ask Hashem to help me remember the name (I was not too many hours away from waking up to go to Synagogue for the morning service). It was obvious that I would not think of the name, nor fall asleep on my own, and needed help. About two minutes went by after asking Hashem for help, and the name just popped into my head. With a big smile on my face, I thanked Hashem and fell asleep immediately.
The funny part of all this is that the blog that I got the advice from was my own, meaning I listened to my own words. “There is nothing too small or too large that Hashem isn’t there to help us.” Why it took me two hours to remember my own advice, I guess is another senior moment.
I definitely have many more profound stories in my life that this has happened – no solution to a problem until I turned to Hashem. But the more important concept I wish to impart is that all the chaos in the world and the devastation that is coming up, the only answer I have to the question: “what should we do?” is, you guessed it, TURN TO HASHEM!!!!!!