Sunday, April 10, 2011
Reach out and touch someone
Sitting here on the patio,this beautiful Sunday , I am reading a book by Rabbi Daniel Lapin called Thought Tools.
I enjoy his writings.
He also has a radio show which I sometimes am able to catch, but not lately.
I guess it's my way of Sunday Soul Searching, Meditiaion, Revalation, or what ever you may call it.
I like to reflect on things on Sunday for some reason, not that I don't do it during the week now and then , it just seems that Sunday is better suited for.
Sitting on the patio, I hear less traffic on the road, the stereo is playing Deuter or perhaps George Winston....mellow music for Sunday.
I enjoy mellow music for some reason, especially on Sundays.
Anyway, one of the chapters the good ole Rabbi is talking about is how we communicate. Which made me stop and think that it wasn't to long ago that Sundays were made for communicating with family and friends.
There were multitude of advertisements on radio and TV to reach out and touch someone. It was cheaper to call long distance on Sundays and Holidays.
I remember family waiting for Sundays to call relatives. It's wasn't that long ago that phone calls were very expensive.
Remember person to person calls?
One of the tricks we use to use to let someone know that we had either arrived at a destination or that everything was OK was to call for ourselves person to person through the operator, You would call your home, one of your family would answer and the operator would allow the caller to hear you either ask for yourself or tell the answering party who you would want to talk to.
When the other family member would say that the person wasn't there, you would hear their voice, they would hear your voice asking for, and saying that you would try later.
Kind of a real cheap way of letting them know things were ok.
Now there is no need to do that because phone calls are relatively cheap, pennies per minute.
Sundays were families days.
One more hour of reading, then finish up some projects, and enjoy the rest of this super Sunday.
And we'll reach out and call some friends NOB for some gossip.