CHANUKAH DAY 3
Joy, Wonder, Laughter
DAILY CANDLE LIGHTING AT 6:00PM
Blessed are You, Adonai, Creator of joy and laughter.
Do You Believe in Magic - The Lovin' Spoonful
Texts on Celebration
A joyful heart makes for good health; despondency dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
Who is a pious fool? A person who sees a ripe fig and says 'I will give it to the first person I meet.' (Talmud Yerushalmi, Sotah 3:4, 19a)
Who is rich? One who is happy with their lot, as it says, "When you eat [from] the work of your hands, you will be happy, and it will be well with you" (Psalms 128:2). "You will be happy" in this world, and "it will be well with you" in the world to come. (Pirkei Avot 4:1)
Questions to Consider...
What brings you joy?
What creative ways have you found to celebrate this year - and what aspects of that creativity might you carry forward into future years?
Identify a metaphorical “ripe fig” from this past year - did you eat it or give it away? Why?
What have you done with your own that has given you satisfaction?
Share the Love
Choose 3 people in your life (see if you can avoid the usual suspects) and send them a text or email celebrating their existence in your life or in this world.
Do something Random
Check out one of these calendars and schedule a random celebration for yourself and/or your family sometime in the coming months - you wouldn’t want to miss National Squirrel Appreciation Day, or National Bicarbonate of Soda Day!
MAKE CHANUKAH DECORATIONS FOR YOUR HOUSE
You may not be able to have a lot of guests for Chanukah, but you can still make the house and table look festive. Have everyone in the house participate in the crafts and set yourselves up for a special Chanukah dinner.