The purpose of this blog is to offer some sparkle to your Shabbat table. Please print and share.
Scene: A preschool "fun room".
1. Yours, truly
2. 60 four-year-olds.
Me: "Are you happy?"
60 four-year-olds: "YES!"
Me: "I said, ARE YOU HAPPY?"
60 four-year-olds: "YES!!!!"
Me: "I SAID: ARE ... YOU ... HAPPY??!!!"
60 four-year-olds: "YES!!!!!!!!!!"
Me (pretending to be knocked backwards): "I can hear you, you don't have to shout!"
60 four-year-olds: uncontrollable laughter.
Question for your table: Why is that shtick so funny to a four-year-old?
Then last night, I found myself talking to a group of sixty-four-year-olds (OK, some were younger than that).
To get them to laugh, I showed them cartoons like this:
(click here if you can't see the image)
Question #2 - Why is that shtick so funny to a 44- or 64-year-old?
Question #3 - What changed in 40 or 60 years?
Finally, this: The Wall Street Journal reports that gratitude is actually good for you (and will improve your kid's GPA)!
Rabbi Nachman, for one.
Taught Rabbi Nachman:
We should learn three things from children: they're always busy, they're always happy, and when they want something, they say 'please, please, please Daddy' until they get it.
Do you get it?
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