By: Rabbi YY Jacobson
Every day at lunch time Yankel open his lunch sandwich and utters the same complaint. "Oh no, peanut butter again!”
One day, after seven years, his co-worker finally loses his patience. "Why don't you ask your wife to make you something different, for heaven’s sake?"
"That won't help", Yankel replies, "I make the sandwiches myself".
In life, much of our misery and anguish is not completely based on the circumstances around us, but rather on the messages we tell ourselves—and have been telling ourselves—as an interpretation of these circumstances. We can choose to make different sandwiches for ourselves and everything might change.