Last night at Shabbat services the Rabbi read an essay by a Rabbi who uses the name ,"the Velveteen Rabbit". I use her Seder booklet as part of my personal Seder,so I am a little familiar with her. Now we have even a closer bond. We both observe the
Sabbath in the same way. It has long been my feeling that Shabbat should be a day in which you do what makes you happy, comfortable and puts you in a frame of mind that celebrates the day. That is why I have my own agenda on Shabbat. I only do what makes me
happy. No grocery store, no laundry, no "chores". Only what I like to do. When I was one digit numbers old, and my Grandmother was alive, Shabbat was a dreadful day. I couldn't do anything. I couldn't play jacks, play with my paper dolls,skip and jump rope.
That is no way to welcome a day of rest. It was a drag.Now, I look forward to spending a whole day doing what makes me happy. And now, it is validated by the Velveteen Rabbi. Cool.