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Wanting the pain to go away.

08/10/2021 01:07:40 PM

Aug10

Chevre (Friends),

These are challenging times and although a great deal of the challenges are due to the seemingly unending pandemic, the truth is that almost every family is also dealing with something else, completely unrelated to the pandemic. Wanting to be there for each other and with each other is natural. More and more, however, it is not always the safest practice. So how can we be there for each other when many of us are not ready to physically be with other people right now? Many people are in pain, either physically, emotionally, spiritually, or a combination thereof.

Reaching out with a physical hard-paper, printed, stamped, and mailed card, may be old-fashioned, but it still delivers a meaningful message. Calling someone to see how they are doing today doesn't have to be a two-hour event, and it can let someone know that you care. Even texting a thoughtful emoji is better than doing nothing. Seeing if a family could use a meal delivered, or an errand taken care of, can mean more than words can say. We may not all have a surplus of extra energy right now, but, if you can find a few moments to reach out and make a connection, each and every day, the Adath Shalom community will benefit greatly. It is important that you each follow your inner voice, and do what is right for you and for your family.  We do not have to live in isolation, with an all or nothing attitude. We can be there for each other and know that others are there for us.

Wishing each and every one of you calmness, peacefulness, safety, and good health. May G-d watch over you all along your way.

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782