Friday, December 19, 2008

Erev Shabbos #8- Shiny

Yum. I love that feeling when Shabbos is coming, the food is ready, and the floor- ahh, the floor is shiny, sparkling clean. It's like a whole new experience- once a week, my floors don't show the 20 or so kids going in and out, the 5 neighbors borrowing and returning stuff, the suitcases and shoe tracks- it's like a clean slate.

And not only that- it arrives on Erev Shabbos- a time to reconnect, to relax, to view the beauty even in a shiny floor. (And believe me, when you can see yourself in a floor- that's called beautiful.)

I'm learning to appreciate the little things- like the neighbor kid who told me he wants to be a gadol hador when he grows up.
Like my dryer not dying on me, and actually making my clothes smell fresh and clean.
Like the sunshine (I know- the rain is what we need now- but it's so pretty!)
Like the food I have, and the clothes I wear.
Like the delicious chocolate chip cookies sitting on my countertop.

Thank You Hashem, for a beautiful Erev Shabbos, with so much to appreciate and enjoy.


The Babysitter said...

I love your Erev Shabbos Posts

nmf #7 said...

Thanks so much! The problem is finding time to write them :)
Erev Shabbos gets so hectic, no matter what time Shabbos is!

The Babysitter said...

Your welcome!
yea, I can imagine!

very true, I think someone once did a study on that, that no matter what time shabbos starts, it's always hectic before shabbos.

Some people start preparing thursday nights for this reason, they set their table and stuff.