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Saturday, July 11, 2020

A Moment in Time: Getting Your Ducks Lined Up

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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.

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Dear all,
I was at a baby shower recently that featured little rubber ducks. As I lined them up, Rebecca, who works at Temple Akiba, said, “Hey – this is a Moment in Time.” She was correct.
Getting your ducks lined up mean to put things in order, to prepare for what’s coming, to make strategic plans. Where is this most needed in our lives? Let me offer a few examples:
Investing wisely.
Studying hard.
Pursuing our dreams.
Communicating with family.
Making amends (Teshuvah)
Preparing a will.
Harnessing peace.
Finding joy.
Capturing a moment in time (which takes getting your mindset conditioned to noticing little things).
Every mindful act we do puts our ducks in order. Are you ready to begin?
With love and Shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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