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Discovering the Present Amid the Whirlwind 

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Picture this scenario: Mom is in the kitchen washing dishes as she simultaneously keeps an eye on her kids as they play on the porch. Her five-year-old runs in and excitedly asks his mom to come outside. She tells him that she needs to finish the dishes. He calls her again, this time with an urgency in his voice, and again she answers, “Let me just finish sweetie. I’ll be out in a jiffy.” When she finally walks out onto the porch, her son has a disappointed look plastered all over his face. “Too bad,” he says. “You missed it Mom. The rainbow’s gone.”

Of course the dishes could have waited, giving mom a special moment with her kids, but the moment vanished.

Too often, the momentum of our daily lives makes it hard to stop and “catch the rainbow” and appreciate those fleeting moments.

Hi Tech Disconnect

Living through the COVID pandemic, many of us find it hard to remain anchored when a new mutation emerges on the scene, which here in Israel means yet another lockdown of the country. Bereavement, crippling fear and anxiety that accompany loss of income, isolation and a constant flow of breaking news leave us with feelings of uncertainty and angst. Many........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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