And now the Last Word:
I found out...that my personal joy is not
somebody else's responsibility.
It's my responsibility.
One day a boy is praying to G-d when he is passed by a man
that he does not know. The man stops and asks the boy why he is
praying. The boy tells the man that he prays because G-d has
performed many miracles, such as leading the Hebrews out of
Egypt and helping them to cross the Red Sea. The man says that
the Red Sea was only about 10 inches deep when the Hebrews
left Egypt, so there was no miracle at all. The man then goes to
leave but stops when he sees that the boy is continuing to pray.
When the man asks the boy why, he replies that G-d still performed
miracles, since, "it's miraculous that he was able to drown an army
of Egyptians in only 10 inches of water!"