What a lovely Sabbath Day I had yesterday, God. And, if I think of the day as the old people did, as starting at first star, then my Sabbath began on Saturday evening with bagpipes and drums. Kit and I managed — helping each other — to get into our kilts and then drove off to pick up our friend Lois for the annual Bobbie Burns Dinner.
Lots of bagpiping which I love — and songs by Kalani Brady — and Terance Knapp, too! Good company and good food — no scotch and no pretending to like that stuff by having a wee sip. I finally figured out the those that like it WANT my share.
Somewhat to my surprise I found I was continuing to “tidy” in the morning after coming back from the 7:00 a.m. church service. I had to make an effort to refrain. I must say, separating Work from Non Work, was made easier by the list of Positive Reinforcers that I had made the day before. If it made that list then I am tentatively labeling it as Not Work.
I did drive over to play scrabble with my Mom. And I can see why the rabbis said No Driving! I like driving and don’t think of it as stressful but it does rev up the system. Makes me think of all the families walking to temple in LA. How much easier to keep the Sabbath as part of a People.
I understand, God, that part of the benefit of Sabbath keeping is learning to STOP working, even when NOT DONE. Because, of course, we are never DONE. But I will confess that I worked HARD on Saturday to GET READY! Having my office and paper room tidy made it so much easier to REFRAIN from working. But enough of my thoughts, what I really want to say is THANK YOU!
And, what do You know! Fasting and Sabbath Keeping are RELATED aren’t they! Surprise! I hadn’t seen that until just now! So doing One will help with the Other. Yes, God! Everything IS connected to everything else!