Picture: Benny as Superman; Benny driving a boat; Benny riding a train; Benny flying a plane, Benny trotting on a horse.
One thing all these pictures have in common, other than Benny, is they all represent a means of transportation. Over this past week, Benny flew on a plane (sat in the cockpit), rode a train, trotted on a horse, drove a boat, sat in a fire engine and steered the wheel of my car. Transportation generally consists of an object in motion, traveling from point A to B. In these cases, the motion is forward. That is all that is expected of us down here in this world, to constantly move forward. Although, these objects may have given him a boost to get going, Benny does not need objects to move. Just take a look at him in his Superman PJ’s. From the day he was born, Benny has been in the forward position. No matter the obstacle or turbulence along the way, Benny continues to navigate ahead with love and happiness B”H.
Each and every one of us are born with a Koach (strength) designed to get us thru the roads we travel. It is up to us to turn on our engines, put our gears into motion and steer our body and Neshama (soul) in the right direction.
Today, after our clinic appointment at the hospital, I told Benny if he behaved nicely, I would take him to ride the horses and ride the choo choo train in Griffith Park. B”H he cooperated and I had enough energy to take him to the park. I have to say, I enjoyed seeing him ride, just as much, if not more, than he enjoyed riding.
We are currently scheduled to go into the hospital IY”H this Sunday evening for the week (home for Shabbos IY”H). Being that Benny has a cold, it will not be confirmed until Friday, if the treatment is a go on Monday IY”H.
Turning off the engine to recharge is just as important as turning it on. Everyone needs to recharge on a nightly basis in order to be able to use his/her controls properly the next day.
So on that note, I bid you farewell, good night!
Picture of the day!