October 20, 2018

A Moment in Time: Adding Color to the Everyday

Dear all,
While preparing brunch for Sukkot last weekend, I couldn’t help but serve the funkiest bagel I had ever seen!  It reminded me that in a world where we so often need to fit in, it’s also important to stand out. But it’s not really about putting on flash and pizzazz.  Rather, it’s about the little things that can make the ordinary extraordinary.  (Kind of like how I wear striped socks everyday!)
It doesn’t take much:
A little thought
A little creativity
A little heart
A lot of YOU (and don’t fake it – be the REAL you!)
Today can go by like any other day.  But it doesn’t have to.  It simply takes a moment in time to add your color!
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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 of Culver City, a Reform Jewish Congregation in California.  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.  He was appointed to the HUC-JIR Board of Governors in 2018.