Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy Tu B'Av

Happy Tu B'Av everyone!
For those of you who had not yet had the calls pouring in, the people stopping you on the street, the relatives with their good wishes, segulos, etc. don't worry, there are still a few more hours to the day. The reason for this post though, is not to poke fun of anything or anyone. It is to make all of you, fellow readers, think. Think about how you would love to celebrate next Tu b'Av with your spouse. Think of how much time you spent during the past few months/years looking for your Bashert, making phone calls, sending resumes, going on single sites, meeting shadchanim, etc.  Think of all the great dates and all the disappointing ones. But most of all, think of others. Your friends, maybe even some relatives, or perhaps a Shabbos guest you just met. Think-if you can help someone. We all don't know where our own shidduch can come from. We are all busy with ourselves, trying to help ourselves (as much as we possibly can in terms of Shidduchim), but let this day be a day dedicated to thinking of and helping others. Go through a list of all the singles you know, in your area, from your school, from your workplace, your street, your Shul, etc. Think of the boys you went out with, or perhaps were suggested to, or even ones you know and if you even have a tiny thought that it might be worth a try-then take a deep breath and SUGGEST it. Nothing can hurt and nothing is a waste (as long as you believe that it can end in a match).
May this be the last Tu B'Av we spend as singles. May we merit in helping ease and quicken the process of someone else's shidduch, and more.
Wishing you all a wonderful Shabbos!

p.s. just in case there is anyone out there who care; I am indeed wearing white honor of Tu B'Av

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