Sunday, September 9, 2012

Savings that Should be Spent

Last night I hosted my synagogue bible study group friends for a pot-luck dinner before study and the Selihot service. I live less than two blocks from our synagogue and with the exception of last year when I was recovering from surgery and one other year, I host a dinner. This service begins a heightened period of preparation for the Jewish New Year, which begins next Sunday night. My friend, Elanor brought a lovely bottle of Israeli wine. As she gave it to me she asked if I was going to save it. Absolutely not!

My days of saving things have ended. There are too many things that have been put away and not used, waiting for a more important time. Magazines and books saved to read for later, and of course, they remain unread. Dishes and glasses sit on a high shelf and rarely used, if at all. I note that the upholstery on my dining room chairs looks a little worn. I am happy that they weren't saved, but rather sat in for many get-togethers with friends. I will try to be economical with money, but generous, or even lavish with things.



In the next few weeks, I am going to intersperse the more usual blog topics, with a few more spiritual thoughts. We had a wonderful and very thoughtful speaker at our study last night and his talk helped crystallize concerns that had been in my thoughts for the last few months.

It's an absolutely beautiful day in New York City. I'm relaxing and enjoying a day with few places to go and few things to do, but one to simply be thankful for all that's good in my life. Hope your day is filled with all that's happy and good. 

12 comments:

Mevely317 said...

Wow. I can so identify with this ... glassware, even candles -- saved for a 'special' time. Great message, Carol!

Only in the last few years have I begun reading and absorbing the lessons of your faith (through Aish.com) -- and look forward to your insights.

Enjoy that wine!!!

Maple Lane said...

A lovely post. I look forward to your upcoming posts. I think we should enjoy the special things each day. So happy you are enjoying lovely weather. It is even cool enough in GA to have the windows open.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm much like you and don't save things here either. Today is what we need to enjoy and I'm doing just that. It's has cooled off and very nice here too!

Loretta said...

I've thought about this too...If we don't use the "good stuff", who will?
Thanks so much for stopping by and your warm comments...I love them all!
All the Best,
Loretta

Theresa said...

Sweet post! YES we certainly need to enjoy this day and all that it holds! Have a blessed one dear friend, HUGS!

Chatty Crone said...

Isn't it funny - when you get older - how you just want to travel lighter?

Ms Sparrow said...

I believe you can make jelly with wine...just a thought!

Nellie said...

I am glad your evening was a memorable time for you and your friends. Thinking of you!

xo Nellie

Bobbi said...

We enjoyed a beautiful day here as well!
I agree... and I can't see having something that I can't use!

Amrita said...

Have a blessed time preparing for th e New year. God bless

Mary said...

I will, of course, be back to read the thoughts you want to share with us. I hope you enjoy that wine. I'm sure it is delicious. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Lynda said...

You are sounding quite energetic again. I am happy that you are beginning to feel well enough to so things. This beautiful beginning of autumn weather gives me back some of the energy that was zapped by our summer heat!