Am I sorting through clothes? accessories? gifts? None of those. They aren't the focus yet--maybe after next Shabbos (flight isn't until Monday, after all :) . First priority, of course, is how many Kavanah Kards to bring and which kinds? It was the topic of conversation with my daughter-in-law today.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself. Wednesday was a whizzing trip to the printer to pick up the last of the new Hebrew and Yiddish Kavanah Kards before rushing off to NJ to sleep over to attend an early grandparents event at one of my grand-childrens' yeshiva. Then rushing home for Shabbos. This morning (Sunday) started out with an 8:30 am "customer" who B"H came to get Kavanah Kards for her monthly brachos party tonight.
Next on the agenda was Kavanah Kard "business" to be achieved this week: shipping out the brand new Hebrew and Yiddish cards to people who have been waiting for them. That means phone calls, preparing packages and trips to the post office.
At a time when the Yiddish world is steeped in preparing for Pesach, Hashem has given me the tremendous bracha to be able to devote my time to the beautiful mitzvah of helping people come closer to Hashem. Because of the generous welcoming of my dear son and daughter-in-law in Israel, I am able to ship out "mitzvohs", then to enjoy a beautiful Yom Tov with them.
The even greater joy is knowing how many people will gather zechusim by participating in this--by using, sharing and supporting this simple, simple way to grow closer to the Ribono Shel Olam.
May we all be privileged to enjoy this together b'simcha and in good health!
Chag kosher v'sameach!