A Moment in Time: One Step at A Time

Dear all,

I was really not in the mood to begin my workout on the treadmill the other day.  I sat there staring at the machine – wishing I were doing something else.  ANYTHING else!

But then I saw the message (above) displayed on the machine.  “One step at a time.”

So often the thought of completing a task seems daunting. But when we remember – “One step at a time” – we realize we begin by putting our best foot forward.  The forty year journey across the desert to the Promised Land began with just one step.

And for us?

Our lives won’t improve unless we take that step.
Our relationships won’t deepen unless we take that step.
Our world perspective won’t grow unless we take that step.

What one step will you take in this moment in time to achieve the best dream you can imagine?  And what are you waiting for?

With love and Shalom,

Rabbi Zach Shapiro


A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day – and even our lives.  We have an opportunity to harness “a moment in time,” allowing our souls to be both grounded and lifted.  This blog shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life’s blessings.  All it takes is a moment in time.
Rabbi Zach Shapiro is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Akiba, a Reform Jewish Congregation in Culver City, CA.  He earned his B.A. in Spanish from Colby College in 1992, and his M.A.H.L. from HUC-JIR in 1996.  He was ordained from HUC-JIR – Cincinnati, in 1997.