Thursday, June 25, 2015

Amongst the Earthlings

An older man got on the bus with an even older woman - his mother.

After we had been traveling for awhile, she asked him where we were.

He said "I don't know, it's hard to say." (We were one stop away from the Central Bus Station.)

A moment later she asked him again where we were.

"A planet called Earth, Mom," he told her. "We are amongst the Earthlings."

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Putting Some Positivity Out Into the World

This morning a girl sat down on the bus next to me, took out a prayerbook and started to say her morning prayers. I decided I should do the same. I have a prayerbook app on my phone and I began to say my morning prayers.
When we approached my stop, I thought maybe she'd like to know that she'd inspire me. That it would make her happy to know she had a positive effect on someone. But I wasn't sure how to tell her that in Hebrew. (I figured it out a few minutes later. But I was on the spot because I had to get off the bus.) As I stood up to walk to the door, I realized she was praying from an Artscroll prayerbook with English translation, which meant she had to be an English-speaker.
I said "Thank you for inspiring me to daven this morning too."
Her face lit up and she said "Awwww."
I smiled and got off the bus.

I'm Ba-ack!

It is two years later.
I still take the #7 to work but the #7 has changed its route and I have changed jobs.

Let's take it from the top.

Happy New Year.