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Monday, October 29, 2018

Talmudic Inspiration

Dear Hearts,
   I've been, once again, for the seemingly millionth time, at a loss. Sometimes silence says it best. Yet I saw this on a friend's Facebook page yesterday -- a quote from the Talmud.*
   *While the Old Testament (Jewish Bible), is written in narrative, the Talmud is more of a scholarly collection of philosophies regarding how to live life. These words instantly calmed me.   
   One of our biggest challenges is keeping ourselves and each other afloat, while the greater forces in control of the media promote grand helplessness.
   I hope this offers warm inspiration.
   Love you, and I'll be back with something by Wednesday.

24 comments:

  1. Yeah, it seems like there are a lot of people telling us that there's nothing we can do about practically anything & everything!

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    1. Exactly, Silver. They're promoting and latching onto a pervasive helplessness. We need to stay above that. And we shall. Thank you.

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  2. Heartfelt hugs and oceans of caring.

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    1. The same from me to you, EC. Thanks for your loving heart.

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  3. Yep, around in circles they go and that is all they ever conclude for us, nothing one can do. Sad.

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    1. It's frustrating. I understand the feeling, and of course, I get that way too. But I don't understand staying in it and wallowing versus doing something - anything - to take action. Make a phonecall, take a walk, write a blog post...Thanks, Pat.

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  4. I copied that to Wednesday's post. More people need to see it!!

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    1. That's great, Fishducky. I agree. I was just on the phone with a new friend because of that post. The message is one the world needs right now.
      Love to you.

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  5. That's a beautiful quotation.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Just when you can't think of the perfect message, someone else shares it.
      Thanks, Janie.
      Love you.

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  6. that quote does bring a peace. Perfect in this very trying time.
    Just so sad.

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    1. It's nice that we can always find healing words and scores of loving people.
      Thank you for caring, Joanne.

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  7. Thanks, Robyn. We can do that and perhaps not feel so inadequate. Much love from me to you.

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    1. You're welcome and gratitude to you, Wilma.
      Much love, my friend.

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  8. That is beautiful. Such a sad time. Sending hugs your way xo

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  9. Thank you, Robyn! There is a lot we can do starting with ourselves and our immediate surroundings. We will not give up.

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  10. Oh this is a beautiful saying and so difficult to do when something so horrible happens. From this horrific turn of events, I see hope in all the people that have come out to show their compassion and love to their fellow man/woman. There are no words that can offer peace to the people directly affected by this most recent tragedy but I hope they see how the majority of people are behind the Jewish people and their faith.

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    1. That's true. Thank you for your heartfelt sentiment. Our local synagogue received two sets of flowers, anonymously, immediately following the shootings. A note said "We're glad you're here." Most of human kind is loving and caring. It's too easy to forget that.

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  11. Wise words. We need any inspiration we can find.

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