"A Hasidic Jew, a man whose life revolved around the synagogue and the Sabbath was asked, 'Aren't you depressed on Sunday when the Sabbath is over?'

" 'Not at all,' the devout man answered. 'On Sunday I still bathe in the warmth of the day before.'

" 'And, Monday? Tuesday?'

"The Hasid smiled, 'No, no. On those days I can think back to the Sabbath.'

" 'Well, surely, on Wednesday, you must be depressed. The Sabbath is four days past.'

" 'Oh,' the Hasid sighed, 'You are correct, but on Wednesday I know the Sabbath will come again in two days and I am filled with joy.' "

To Practice: Come up with your own creative explanation of the time-expanding and time-enriching values of the Sabbath.

Daniel S. Wolk in The Time is Now: Sixty "Time Pieces" for Getting the Most Out of Every Day