People are unhappy for two reasons only:
- They forget that Hashem is their Father.
- They forget that Hashem loves them infinitely and always has mercy on them, even when things seem otherwise.
Our dear friend "CME" (Chaim Meir Erps) wrote a beautiful song that has captured the Chassidic world. Last night I was at a wedding, and we danced for nearly a half hour to this song. It reminds us that Hashem is our father, and a father is always a father. Here is the song, delightfully sung by Mendy Weiss and his son Hershy (lyrics in transliteration and translation below, so you can follow along):
Here are the words, which begin by paraphrasing Psalm 103:13, and then continue in Yiddish:
Krachem av al banim, ken terachem Hashem aleinu.
Vayil a tata bleibt a tata, er heat oif zeine kinder, a tata bleibt a tata allemol.
As a father has mercy on his children, so Hashem will have mercy on us.
For a father is a father, he protects his children, a father always stays a father.
Original Hebrew and Yiddish:
כרחם אב על בנים כן תרחם ה' עלינו.
ווייל א טאטע בלייבט א טאטע, ער היט אויף זיינע קינדער,
א טאטע בלייבט א טאטע אלעמאל
Blessings for a wonderful Shabbat Zchor!