While listening to the reading of the concluding verses of the weekly Parshah, “Remember what Amalek did to you…” it is proper to have in mind the intention of thereby fulfilling the commandment to blot out the memory of Amalek.
[The Baal Shem Tov taught]: A person’s thoughts should be on the Supernatural World, engaged in Divine service [and not sunken in mundane matters]. One should attach himself to G-d and trust that he will obtain whatever he needs.
(Tzava’as HaRivash 24).
Morris takes his wife Pearl to Dr Schwartz for her annual medical. After examining her, Dr Schwartz has a quiet word with Morris. “Morris”, says the doctor, “I don’t think your wife is looking too good.” “I don’t think she looks good either,” replies Morris, “but she keeps a clean house and is a decent cook… so for that I’m grateful.”
Why should you consider yourself better than other people? If it is because of your upright stature, everyone was created in the image of G-d, just like you. If it is because of your family, all of us are the children of one man, the children of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov. If it is because of your wealth, there are many people more empty-headed and impulsive than you who are wealthier than you. In addition, it is G-d who makes people poor or wealthy.
(Sha’arei Kedusha). From: asimplejew.blogspot.com