Milk And Honey Under Your Tongue
I am currently in a shaky period with my job. Until last Friday it was extremely difficult to keep myself from worrying about this situation. As a the sole breadwinner for my wife and two small children, I do everything in my power to make sure that I can always support them.
Ultimately, my parnossa comes from Hashem. My job is only the means in which I receive this blessing. Each morning before leaving the house to gather my daily manna I follow the advice of the Degel Machaneh Ephraim who wrote, "Everyday one must daven for his parnossa."
In order to resolve my problem at work, I decided to go over my boss's head and talk to someone who serves on Hashem's executive corporate staff. I asked Rabbi Lazer Brody for his assistance to approach the Melitzer Rebbe (a descendent of the Degel Machaneh Ephraim) for a brocha of parnossa.
Last Friday, I received an e-mail from Rabbi Brody with the following words:
"I spoke to the Rebbe after shacharis this morning and told him all about you - he gave you a tremendous brocho....that you should have milk and honey under your tongue always, a sign of good parnassa."
I have complete faith in the tremendous power of this tzaddik's brocha and know with certainty that now I have nothing to worry about.