A Hasidic Jew, a man whose life revolved around 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."

Daniel S. Wolk, The Time Is Now