Friday, March 05, 2010

Just...Stop

The goal of this blog is to give you a conversation-starter at your dinner table. How about typing “CTRL-P” and taking it home?

Look at this unbelievable headline:

S Korea child 'starves as parents raise virtual baby'.

A South Korean couple who were addicted to the internet let their three-month-old baby starve to death while raising a virtual daughter online, police said.


Question for your Table: What's wrong with these people?

It's really simple, as tragic as it is:

They didn't know how to stop.

Someone recently asked me, "How can our family make Shabbat more meaningful?"

I answered, "What do you mean, 'Shabbat'?"

"You're asking me?"

"I know what I mean by Shabbat. But what do you mean by Shabbat?"

"I don't know. I guess that's part of the problem. I don't really know what it means."

Step 1: Look at the headlines. Look at your life. Do you sometimes go overboard, putting too much on your plate?

Step 2: Tonight, allow yourself to stop.

Just stop.

Try with the email.

Ooo, I know this is hard. See if you can go one evening (let's say Friday, for the sake of discussion), without doing email or internet.

Can you? Then you can do Shabbat.

Can't you? Then you need Shabbat.

Shabbat
Shtabbat
Shtab
Stab
Stop

Shabbat Shalom

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I know what you mean. I stop myself from coming online in weekends. It feels good to read books.

This is Nancy from Israeli Uncensored News