Last night, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting a congregation full of ex-Amish Mennonites. The service was beautiful with hymns and Bible study, the Torah portion and haftarah portions being read, a message and then pray time.
The message was about family, and the emphasis of the message was on enjoying our children. So I thought, since family/home life has been something on my heart for a while that it would be a good challenge for the week.
We can get so wrapped up in our “duties” as parents that we miss out on the enjoyment that comes with raising our children. The goal for this week is to include our children more in our day to day and to give them our attention (when possible) when they want to show us something they’ve accomplished. Let’s seek ways to delight in our beautiful gifts from Hashem!
If you don’t have children, but are married, then look for ways to enjoy your spouse. Single? Then search for ways to enjoy and make your parents feel honored.
Keep the old adage in mind, “Love the ones your with.”
Shalom and blessings to you all for a good and fruitful week,