Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Have you ever sat in bumper to bumper traffic on a highway, watching the cars on the other side breeze past you? They're all driving so fast while you're stuck waiting for the car ahead of you to move up a bit...

You wish you were on the other side too, moving quickly like all those lucky cars. But you know that there is no use in wishing, no point in being jealous. Because if you'd be on the other side, you wouldn't reach your destination. You just took a big trip and you want to get back home. For you, that is the wrong side of the highway; taking it would bring you right back where you came from. And that's not exactly where you want to go.


Life has been compared to many different thing by many bright and intellectual people.

This time, I'm using the comparison of the highway of life.

Sometimes in life, you wish you could take the easier, faster route. You wish it wouldn't take so long for the changes you want to just...happen.

You're waiting, hoping (and hopefully praying) for your yeshuah to come.

But you feel like you are sitting in traffic...and nothing is moving, nothing is changing.

You don't see any progress.

From time to time, the car ahead of you moves, just a few inches or maybe a few feet.

But then you're stuck again...stuck in the traffic on your highway of life.

You look to the other side of the road and you see so many cars, zooming by...and you eye them with a twinge of jealousy. You wish you could also go for a smooth, quick ride and arrive at your destination. But you know, deep down, that if you were to travel on the other side of the road, you would not reach the place you hope for.

But...that doesn't stop you from looking at those cars, those people, with a wishful eye, a feeling of yearning in your heart.

Eventually, there will be a point where the traffic will clear. You will make it through this challenge, as long as you keep driving, as long as you keep moving...and as long as you never give up hope.

You will get to where you want to. You will reach your destination. Keep your eyes on the goal, even as you continue to be human and glance at the other side of the highway from time to time.

Keep hoping for that clear path, when the obstacles that have been in your way are removed and you could zoom forward...and achieve that which you have been waiting for. Lift your eyes to the heavens and daven. Daven to Hashem to help you make it through your traffic jam intact, and become a better person, a stronger person.

May you be able to go through the highway of your life with the right attitude, knowing that no matter what kind of traffic jam you are stuck in, Hashem will clear the road for you one day...and you will get what you have been waiting for!


  1. I love this post. I love the comparison and the way you expressed it.

    I hate to do this again...I seem to do this a lot on your blog...but I just want to take issue with the last line.

    The bracha is beautiful, and I will say amen to it :). But when you say, "...knowing that no matter what kind of traffic jam you are stuck in, Hashem will clear the road for you one day...and you will get what you have been waiting for", I'm not sure it actually works that way. We can hope that we get what we're waiting for, but we can't know. Can we?

  2. Anon-Thank you.

    That last line-it's not a promise. I don't give any guarantees. It's just a bracha. And it's a form of chizuk when you tell someone "it WILL change" even if you don't know for sure. It gives them some string of hope to hold on to. Even if I don't know for sure that it will...I still need to say it. For myself...and for whoever is reading this.

    Of course we can't know. But we can try to strengthen each other...and that's what I'm here to do. :)

  3. Wow!!!!!!! Thank so much for the chizuk!!! It was well needed at this time!! Hashemite certainly knows when to give and send the right messages and chizuk At the times when we need it so badly!! Thank youay you always be on the side of those who are mechael others

  4. **mechazek others

  5. Anon-thank you for your feedback! It's good to know that this post is still giving strength to others. Amen to your bracha-that's a good one. :-)


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