October 20, 2019

A Moment in Time: Message in a Bottle

Dear all,
The past couple of weeks since the birth of Maya and Eli have been extraordinary at every level. As I was feeding Maya tonight, her eyes were closed, yet she was taking in every last drop. I looked into her heart and thought, “The milk can nourish the body, but what message do I want to send to their hearts?”
Be kind.
Be a mensch.
Listen to others.
Know that you are loved.
Give of your time.
Be clear about your needs (and trust me, Maya and Eli are VERY clear!)
Be aware of the needy around you.
And most important – don’t forget to take a moment in time each day to absorb the world around you.
While I want so very much to give these messages to them, I realize that these are the messages we all need for ourselves. May we have the mindfulness to take them into our hearts … every last drop of spiritual nourishment.
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro