15 Sivan 5773 / 24 May 2013
I’m writing this ahead of time. By the time you actually read this, I will (hallelujah!) be on holiday, enjoying some well-earned time away from hustle, bustle, deadlines, crack-of-dawn alarm clocks and all the good stuff that goes with the workaday world.
But I’m feeling ungrateful, I must admit. I set up this blog, so it’s up to me to maintain it. Which means that if i want to keep up my schedule of weekly Torah-related musings, I need to be a bit organised, and squeeze in three Shabbats’ worth of thoughts into a few days.
Much like the Israelites, I’m feeling a bit jaded. They didn’t like this, they didn’t like that, the food was dull, dull, dull (I’m not fed up with my food, I’ve just had salmon for tea and it was lovely!). So, they got food, more than they knew what to do with. So then they make themselves sick on it – and aren’t grateful for that, either.
In short, we are never satisfied. We wish for something, we get it, it’s just not good enough. What are we like?
So, in the spirit of snapping myself out of the ‘I’ve got too much to do, woe is me’ attitude, here’s a very small selection of what I am grateful for, right now:
– I’m going on holiday soon
– Which means I have a job
– Which means I am better off than many, many people these days
– Which means I can afford to buy the computer I’m using to communicate with you all
Shabbat Shalom, wherever you are…