On the Arutz 7 news yesterday was a report that Ezer MiZion was looking for volunteers who drive 4x4 vehicles to help people get to treatments, etc, in snowed-out Yerushalaim.
First thing in the morning, my DH (may he live forever in health and happiness, and with the ability and will to keep giving) called and offered to volunteer. A few hours later, we got a call. A kalla in Beit Shemesh needs to get to her wedding in Yerushalaim. DH came home early from work (let's accept the facts, he is a better, more experienced driver than I am, and had much training and practice driving jeeps in weird situations in the army), and off they go.
While he was on his way home from work, I picked up the girls to go within order to play in the snow. Makes me think of
אֵלּוּ דְבָרִים שֶׁאָדָם אוֹכֵל פֵּרוֹתֵיהֶם בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה,
- וְהַקֶּרֶן קַיֶּמֶת לוֹ לָעוֹלָם הַבָּא; וְאֵלּוּ הֵן:
- כִּבּוּד אָב וָאֵם, וּגְמִילוּת חֲסָדִים,
- וְהַשְׁכָּמַת בֵּית הַמִּדְרָשׁ שַׁחֲרִית וְעַרְבִית,
- וְהַכְנָסַת אוֹרְחִים, וּבִקּוּר חוֹלִים,
- וְהַכְנָסַת כַּלָּה......
It is wonderful that there are mitzvot that we can do that don't involve anyone being ill or injured.
Thank you , Ezer MiZion , for giving us this opportunity.