I just finished doing my last Hag'alat Keilim (kashering utensils) for Pre-Pesach, at the Shul. What a bittersweet moment...I have had many over the past few months. These moments are filled with the dual emotions of glad to be doing this/last time doing this sort of feelings...
One thing that I have noticed over the past few weeks (and not from a lot of people, but from enough that it sticks with me) is the feelings of negativity I hear from some about our move. NOT negative about us going...but saying things like: "It's a crazy time to sell a house...you're never gonna sell," or "I hope you don't think you are actually going to sell your house for a couple of years." Then come some of my other "favorites," when I hear things like: "So, how soon do you think you will move back here? I know So-and-So and they came back so fast." The implication being that one must be nuts to make Aliya and the move is doomed to failure.
To all of them I say...it is a lot easier and more productive to look at the positives and not dwell on potential negatives! If I dwelled on negatives, we would not be making Aliya! Will it be hard to sell the house? YES! Will it be a difficult adjustent in Israel? YES! BUT, is it all worth it? YES! Do we have Emunah that we will sell the house, we will find jobs, etc etc? YES and YES!
I do not suffer naysayers very well...PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) is what it is all about!