Do you ever notice that things can magically appear after thinking about them quite a bit? This is exactly what happened to me recently.
In this case the “thinking” began right after we finished our Shirat Shalom Virtual Seder. Every part of the seder including our coming together as a community was just so amazing!
But my absolute favorite part was when we sang a children’s song about frogs jumping on Pharaoh. Of course Rabbi David up to his usual tricks seized the opportunity to have frogs jump all over me during the song!
After everyone “left” I kept thinking about the song, of how we all laughed, of how even virtually it was so much fun! I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out on the recording. Rabbi David kept humoring me when I would say to him, “Wasn’t it so much fun!” But I know secretly he was quite pleased I thought his jumping frogs were quite a success!
I kept revisiting the song in my mind throughout the evening each time smiling and laughing. I don’t remember if I thought about it as I went to sleep but I certainly woke up doing so and continued to think about it as I went about my morning routine. A couple of hours later I went onto my screened in patio and then tried to open the door to go outside.
But something that looked like a hand was attached to the outside of the door! As I looked closer I saw it was actually a frog’s leg. I was somewhat nervous as I nudged the door open trying to encourage him to jump off. What if he would jump on me! But he just leaped off the door and jumped away probably happy to find another place to be.
I couldn’t wait to tell Rabbi David of my experience and that I knew without a doubt that I had created it. My focused thoughts on jumping frogs combined with the strong emotion of Joy brought it to me.
I thanked the frog for this reminder to choose carefully what I focus on, especially during these unprecedented times.
Here is the frog song at our Virtual Seder!
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