What did I…
Offer thanks for?
We’ve been able to put into action some plans that we’ve been making. One of them includes some new office equipment for me, which arrived today! I’m thankful for new opportunities and future plans. It’s exciting to be moving forward.
We are so excited to have warmer weather at last! We cleaned out the garage, worked in the garden and hung out lots of laundry on the line. It feels good to work outside with my kids next to me, copying my actions. It’s also fun to dig in the dirt with my bare hands.
I’m trying to find a happy place with my diet. I’m enjoying feeling better, but have now entered a phase of experimentation, determining what my body can and cannot handle. I know it is worth it to eat right, but sometimes the question, “What can I eat now?” can be a bit frustrating.
Teach my children?
We spent plenty of time outside in the last few days, since it is now 82 degrees outside! This led to many discussions and explorations. We talked about worms and compost and caterpillars while working in the garden. We talked about tree buds and plants. We talked about the birds singing up in the trees. I love spring!
Study and learn?
I have been learning about how to be more productive. I have been reading The #1 Success Habit. It has been very helpful. He explains that we often don’t get things done because we are not being honest with ourselves or others. We make promises we don’t intend to keep. We say we will do something and we don’t. And often the person most deceived is ourselves. Good read! (And yes, I have been putting it into practice with much success.)
Have you ever got into a bit of a fight with your spouse, only to suddenly burst out laughing? Well, that happened to me this week. I was quite upset with Doug, and he came to sincerely apologize. But the tone and face he had were so irresistibly funny that I suddenly burst out laughing and didn’t stop for several minutes. Now that’s the way to make up! It’s a wonderful thing to be married to your best friend.
YHVH, please help me to continue learning and growing and becoming more the person you want me to be. I don’t want to be a stagnant pool.
What is this week’s Torah portion and what did I learn from it?
Wow, there’s a lot in Leviticus! I’ve studied through Leviticus before, but somehow, this time through the Torah cycle has kept us in discussion every Shabbat. Every verse seems to hold a new principle for holy living. Every sacrifice teaches us how much we have to learn. If we want to know how to live fairly, justly, kindly, honestly; study Leviticus.
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