The following is a copy and paste of a beautiful piece that I received in the latest Chabad of Scottsdale weekly newsletter from Rabbi Yossi and Dina Levertov:
A friend sent this piece to me. Great reminder to all of us to appreciate all that we have.
A conversation with G-d:
Me: G-d, can I ask You a question?
Me: You won’t get angry?
G-d: I won’t
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
G-d: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late.
Me: My car took forever to start.
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD just as I picked up a call.
G-d: All right.
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home, I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax. BUT, it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
G-d: Let Me see, the Angel of Death was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): Oh.
G-d: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me (ashamed): Um.
G-d: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick. I didn’t want you to catch what they have, and I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed): Okay.
G-d: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see, Hashem.
G-d: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m sorry, Hashem.
G-d: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the good and the seemingly bad.
Me: I will trust You.
G-d: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won’t, Hashem. And let me just tell You Hashem, thank You for everything today.
G-d: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your G-d and I love looking after My Children.