We are in the middle of the northern Arizona desert when DovLev discovers that she has left her ipod at home! Right as we were leaving, she took everything out of her bag, rearranged it, and then put everything back. But we have discovered that both her camera and ipod are not in the bag.
DovLev: “Why is it that the one time that we don’t turn around because we forgot something, we forgot something and it’s my stuff!!!”
Yep, we made it out of the house and out of the neighborhood without actually turning around. And now, in the middle of the desert, DovLev is sitting on the side of the road VERY upset that she does not have her ipod.
The lesson which fortunately we followed: Make sure to always load up every other ipod with children’s mp3 music. So now, while she may have to use the Grandpa ipod, at least she has her music! And as we are back in the car heading north once again, she sings out: obla-di, obla-da, life goes on, bra, la, la, la, la life goes on! Whew!
A friend sent this and it’s just so perfect for me today. Ahh, life lessons.
That Woodpecker Might Have to Go!
Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’s Ark…
- One: Don’t miss the boat.
- Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
- Three: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
- Four: Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
- Five: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
- Six: Build your future on high ground.
- Seven: For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
- Eight: Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
- Nine: When you’re stressed, float a while.
- Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
- Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.
Life moves at a very fast pace. There are meetings to be had. People to see in the hospital. Students to study with. And sermons or articles to write. There are those moments where there seems to be too much on the to-do list and I wonder how I will ever get it all done. This weekend was one of those weekends during which there was something going on almost every minute of all three days. I knew it would be a challenge to get it all done, but I knew I could if I just kept myself focused.
The weekend has ended and it was awesome! Shabbat was beautiful. Purim was a kick – both for the adults and the children. And we even managed to have dinner with friends. Now here it is the middle of the week and I feel like I am stalled!
Jennifer im’d me and asked how it was going and I said, I felt like I was in a holding pattern. That’s when she told me of days without a pace car. So true! Today, just feels like a day without a pace car.
There is much to do, but honestly, I can’t get my head wrapped around it. Is this so bad? No not really. Just a little frustrating because when we are racing with the pace car, there is that momentum that we have to keep. But without it, it feels a little sluggish.
Maybe instead of trying to find the pace car right now, I should try to enjoy the more mellow moments. After all, they are far and few between.
Pace car, come back when you’re fueled up – for now, I’m going to enjoy the meadow.
I’ve been talking about doing this for a long time. But talk is cheap and action is greater. (OK, I have no idea what the real saying is but there are just some things that I like to create myself. :-))
There are so many times that I read something, do something, experience something that I want to share it with others. I’ve already immersed myself greatly into the social networking world of Facebook and Twitter that this just seemed like the next perfect step.
I’m inspired by blogs such as Imabima and Or Am I. And just recently, we started a TBS blog that will be written by not only myself and the incredible TBS staff, but also by TBS congregants and other guest bloggers.
So here it goes, diving into the blogging world. I can’t say that I will post as often as some bloggers, but I’m hoping to use this space as a way to share more about what I’m thinking and experiencing. Who knows, maybe it will even inspire.