And now I feel like I'm mentally prepared as well. I'm not a religious person and don't belong to any denomination, but I feel that Shabbat is the time to pause. It's the time to look at my loved ones. It's the time to fully engage with my family.
In our hectic lives, I need time where we can go to the park, talk, have a quiet dinner and watch family movies. I like those quiet moments and try to find them not only on Shabbat, but also during the week.
Talking to my kids on the way to/from school, going for a walk in the evening, holding hands. These are the moments that enrich my life, they give me courage and strength to face challenges and support others.