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Dreaming & Believing

As Passover concluded, ABC broadcasted a Disney family sing-a-long to the classic songs we all grew up with.

The last number was “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella. As the chorus of voices joined together. The screen turned from one family to another, thanking doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters, grocery store employees and truck drivers.

Just hours ago, we ate our last bite of matzah. Leavened products are now permitted once again. And so I ask an additional question this Shabbat. What about ourselves that we have learned so far in this quarantine do we wish to take with us when the world opens up again? Gratitude to our health care professionals? Patience with our store clerks? Appreciation of the jobs we do not perform but rely upon so readily during normal times?

The Disney show ended with these words, “No matter how hard you are dreaming. If you keep believing…..”

Dreaming and believing we can take the good that we have been blessed with during these uncertain times, and use these attributes when times are good again.

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