Wednesday, June 01, 2011

When a Mailbox Can Make You Smile

It’s certainly a funny thing when a mailbox can make you smile.

For a few weeks now, there has been construction in the center of the Yishuv by our mailboxes. And I’ve been wondering what they were doing, but I hadn’t taken the time to actually stop and look.

For those who don’t live here – we don’t get mail delivered to our homes. Rather, we have small mailboxes that are centrally located next to the Yishuv office and we go there with our keys to retrieve our mail.

So, the other day, I ventured over to the construction to see what was going on.

And it stopped me in my tracks…and made me smile.

The workers are busy adding hundreds of mailbox spots to our mail room.

That’s right. Our little Yishuv in the middle of Gush Etzion is growing by leaps and bounds.

We’re growing so much that we’re outgrowing our mailbox space.

And that, on this beautiful Yom Yerushalayim, when we reclaimed so much of our holy land 44 years ago, is as good a reason as any to smile.

2 comments:

  1. Another reason to smile is living in a community with friends who "get" what there is to smile about. Thank you, neighbor. May we share many happy stories of growth, of Israel, in Israel.

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  2. I love it. You actually made me cry. Mostly because we want to be one of those mailboxes, but also b/c it is simple and beautiful. It is an amazing thing to live in a place where you matter.

    Shabbat Shalom

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