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SHABBAT SHALOM


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.”

                                                           Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

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.

PARENTING TIP

Force your kids to hold some time sacred.

STAYING STRONG

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.

PRACTICE KINDNESS Share this post with others who might find it of value. Kindness gives to the giver as well as to the receiver.

Katherine

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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SHABBAT SHALOM


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 MATTERSTake rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  Ovid

A STAYING STRONG TIP:  Observing the Shabbat has been a major blessing becoming a Jew (I am a convert) bestowed on me.  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 and your children will be strengthened.

 Share this post with others who might find it of value. Kindness gives to the giver as well as to the receiver.

IMAGE BY: adinadesigns.com

SHABBAT SHALOM


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 MATTERSTake rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  Ovid

A STAYING STRONG TIP:  Observing the Shabbat has been a major blessing becoming a Jew (I am a convert. bestowed on me.  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.

STAYING STRONG TIP ADDED VALUE:   Set aside one day a week for no (or minimal) travel, and no turning on the tv, radio, or computer and turning off your cell phone.  It saves gas, reduces your carbon footprint, might solve the energy crisis, stop the heating up of our planet. Try it you might like it.

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.  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.

PRACTICE KINDNESS Share this post with others who might find it of value. Kindness gives to the giver as well as to the receiver.

IMAGE BY: adinadesigns.com

Parents Need Me-time

A QUOTE FOR THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  Ovid

With all there is to do, and all the pressure to do it all, Me-time, particularly for parents becomes harder and harder to schedule. You and only you can make it a priority for you.  Boost your motivation to do so, by remembering you care best for others when you  care for yourself. .

TODAY’S EMOTIONAL FITNESS ADVICE FOR PARENTS

Even on vacation or off for a weekend on your own, make a Me-time date.  I usually take my daily me-time in the late evening.  I am a night owl, but at times when I cannot sleep, I also declare some me time. and hop out of bed to do my thing.

Although on a road trip, my weekend and days of rest are  approaching and I will take a Shabbat break.  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, and my version of G-d.

Create a day of rest for your family.  Yours and their  life will improve. Set aside one day a week for no (or minimal) travel, no turning on the tv, radio, or computer,  turning off your cell phone. going only where you can walk.  Try it you might like it.  And yes, that might be a bit extreme, so adjust it to your and your family’s comfort zone.  Some families observe an evening break, others an hours me time to wind down for bed-time. Experiment until you find what works for you.

The earlier you start these alone time strategies the better. Teenagers are harder to woo into such times.  And yes, one of my ongoing cranks is how much harder it is on today’s parents to find Me-time. .  David and I were both at home and it was hard enough, but during those years as foster parents we did not hold other jobs.   So if you are working at more than being a parent, more then ever you will need some Me-time.   Start small and spread.  I

I have rushed to get this post up, so forgive any errors.  Peace be yours.

For all you do thank you.

IMAGE BY ME: Wild flowers in a field allowed to rest.