Count Your Blessings – BizChizuk Song

8619724109_5668e60516_oThe passing of Reb Dovid Winiartz last week came as a shock as it did to so many people who knew him. Over the past year, I had a couple of business-related conversations with him, but walked away with a distinct feeling of having had spoken to someone special.

Then i came across him on Facebook, where he presented himself as the “Facebuker Rebbe,” always spreading smiles and positivity. it is only natural to notice all the things that don’t work in our life, all the places were are failings, all the wrongs done to us. But that doesn’t get us very far, Accentuating the positive and piggybacking on success will get us to a much better place.

One of Reb Dovid’s friends  encapsulated the sadness of the loss feelings in this song, which echoes Reb Dovid’s words of wisdom and encouragement. Here are the lyrics:

Hey , ain’t it funny how it goes ?
Praying for up but downwards you go !
And on the floor where the devil he grins
Don’t surrender and never give in

Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?
Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?

How can I know which way to go ?
If the past calls me and I cannot let go
Where is the shelter from all of the rain
Tears from Heaven crying from all this pain !

Count your joys instead of your woes
Count your friends instead of your foes
Count your courage instead of your fears
Count your laughs instead of your tears
Count your full full years instead of your lean
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean
Count your health instead of your wealth
Count on GOD instead of yourself 

Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?
Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?
Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?
Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?

How do i pray when there’s so much pain ?
Words fall like snowdrops floodwater down the drain
Still the words are spoken , Emuna still remains
Fix a heart that’s broken and put it back together again !

Count your joys instead of your woes
Count your friends instead of your foes
Count your courage instead of your fears
Count your laughs instead of your tears
Count your full full years instead of your lean
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean
Count your health instead of your wealth
Count on GOD instead of yourself 

These words are spoken , Emuna remains
Fix a heart that’s broken , put it back together again !
These words are spoken , Emuna remains
Fix a heart that’s broken , put it back together again !
These words are spoken , Emuna remains
Fix a heart that’s broken , put it back together again !

Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?
Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?
Hey ain’t it funny how it goes ?

May the chizuk he has given (and continues to give) us be a source of merit for his family and friends.

 

 

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