Every week, Friday morning, I have a commitment. I have a commitment to write an email. I have written this email every Friday morning for at least the past 18 months. It’s an email to all our friends and family about the week’s happenings in our household. Sometimes I have a lot to say, sometimes not much. I share pictures and stories, hopes and dreams, laughter and tears.
I have been asked – you blog, you are on Facebook and Twitter – why do you need to send a weekly email too? Truthfully – many of my friends and family are not on the social networks, or have no time to read my prolific commentary there, and many do not read the blog. People have only a finite amount of time on their hands, and being related to me doesn’t mean they have to read it.
It’s a commitment I made to myself, and I take it seriously. I love knowing that people care, I love receiving back the Shabbat Shalom messages from some of the people on my list. Right now over 100 people get this email. There is no way that I can keep up individually with each and every one of these people. There are just not enough hours in the day and we are all busy.
So with one fell swoop I can update the mishpacha and everyone feels in the loop. It’s a way to stay connected. It’s a way to put smiles on the faces of those I care about.
Shabbat Shalom everyone. Must go cook and look after a sick child….