When Erev Pesach comes, we see the beauty of Klal Yisroel shine as everyone is busy cleaning out thechometz with such yiras Shomayim, making sure that not even a crumb of chometz is left in their homes.
But there is one negative attitude that seems to becoming the norm among so many of us. Why is it that when many people speak of Pesach, they react with a groan: “Okay, here we go. Potatoes and eggs and eggs and potatoes. My family is getting sick and tired of it. We can’t wait until we can bite into a bagel again.”
Why do we have to be so spoiled? Hashem made thousands of different kinds of food in this world, with varied tastes, textures, and colors to please all different people. So we can’t eat bread for 8 days. Why can’t we have a positive attitude and give that over to our children as well?
We should be elated! “Pesach is coming! We can’t wait to bite into the special matzah, delicious chicken, yummy potatoes, onions, carrots, fish, soup, milk, yogurt, macaroons, Pesach cake, chocolate….. Wow, look at all that Hashem has given us!”
Make Yom Tov exciting, something to look forward to. Make an effort to cook something special for the Yom Tov that the family will look forward to all year round and think of Pesach (and its foods) with excitement.
Let’s remember that what we say and feel about Pesach will be given over and remain in future generations forever and ever.
Let’s give over a positive attitude.
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