May you walk in peace and may the light of love shine in and through you, now and forever.
A QUOTE FOR THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS
“Judaism is a religion of time aiming at the sanctification of time…The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals.”
Emotional fitness building TIP
No matter what your beliefs about a higher power, a day devoted to a simpler life is strengthening. To me that means thinking about what matters, not spending money, not working on any commercial ventures, not using my beloved computer, turning off the cell phone, connecting with friends, nature, my G-d.
Create your own version, your life will improve. Try setting aside one day a week for no (or minimal) travel; no turning on the tv, radio, or computer and turning off your cell phone. You will save gas, reduce your carbon footprint, help solve the energy crisis, and stop the heating up of our planet. Try it you might like it.
Force your kids to hold some time sacred.
And yes, one of my ongoing cranks is how much harder it is on today’s parents to do these things. David and I were both at home and it was hard enough, but it was during those years our only job. We became foster parents in order to be at home.
So if you are working at more than being a parent, don’t guilt yourself if you can’t do as we did. Do try to find some unconnected family time and the same for you. Start small and spread. Also if you have found ideas that get your family unconnected and spending quiet or play time together then share. Also share if you’ve found a way to carve out some of the same for just you.
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This post allines with this WordPress DAILY PROMPT . My dream teacher in regards to this post would have been Rabbi Heschel.
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