Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tefillah, Teshuvah, Tzedakah... wait, you mean NOW??

Apparently tonight is Kol Nidre.

Crap. Wow that was quick.

Last night I discovered that i was apparently on crack when I bought the fabric for the sides of the sukkah, thinking that 60" would be plenty to go from 8" above the ground to the top of the sukkah... because out West, all Jews are midgets?

No worries, ran to the fabric store at lunch and got some more, in a sort-of-matching color. (Hey, when the fabric is from the $1/yard remnant pile you take what you can get.)

Tefillah - Is it just me, or does time go more quickly as we get older? When I think about all the stuff I have to do, time seems to shrink down smaller and smaller - and so do I. My prayers for the coming year are that I may be able to live more in the moment, enjoying the time I have, than worrying about the time I don't have.

Teshuvah, this year, seems to be about remembering I have a shul community that I've mostly abandoned, and returning to serving it. Maybe also, in the process, letting them help me figure out what I'm supposed to be doing with my life.

Tzedakah - I think I'll take the Toddler with me tomorrow afternoon when I go to deliver tzedakah to the local food bank. (I know, I know, we're not supposed to deal with money on Yom Tov, but this isn't "work" it's tzedakah and they really need it.) I think it's a good YK lesson for him, since he's been putting money in before Shabbos dinner for months.

May everyone reading this get an extra bonus point to be signed and sealed for a good year!
(I do like to offer a little bit of incentive to hang around) ;-}

1 Comments:

Anonymous arnie draiman said...

nice one with toddler and tzedakah. (while i think it would be good to do it before or after yom kippur, the idea is very much right on the mark!)

for some great ideas about tzedakah, check out:

a) www.dannysiegel.com
b) www.mitzvahheroesfund.org

thanks!

arnie draiman
www.draimanconsulting.com

10/09/2008 1:06 PM  

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