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A Great Week
Video - 1 minute 39 seconds.

As I watched this video again. I'm thinking that life is either consolation or desolation in my case, and it can last longer than a week. Consolation is when everything is going great, life just flows along, we have awareness, and feel fulfillment.

Desolation is feeling occasionally fearful, maybe obsessing and worrying, things don't seem to fit as they did. Tiny accidents seem to follow. Maybe a bit like feeling out of step with life.

I am grateful this week is going well. I think it's important that we remember how it feels to be in both ways. It's good to remember consolation when we are in desolation, and desolation when we are in consolation. And I'll tell you whats really important in my case. Both these feeling last as long as they are supposed to last, they don't drag on endlessly. They seem to be carefully timed. There are so many ways to look at it. We are in one so we can appreciate the other.
As I watch the video, I am reminded of the way our moods and emotions often determine our responses to life and people. A boss, co-worker, friend or family member can say or do something we find rude, off or annoying one day, while the same behavior or comments on a better day would be received with understanding, easily forgiven, or overlooked leaving the relationship intact.  When the larger picture becomes dimmed, (And He called) then, the small offerings such as a smile, kindness, or taking time to listen can sometimes feel overwhelming.

An encouraging video.
An inspiring video, Baruch.  Maybe we are meant to go through these rough patches in order to appreciate the good times even more?  Just as when Shabbat comes around at the end of every week.
It's also like the old Yiddish saying: Der vos hot nit farzucht bittereh, vaist nit voz zies iz.  "He who has not tasted the bitter does not understand the sweet." -- Yiddish Wisdom/Yiddishe Chochma (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996)
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