Judaism is about cycles...we even have some holiday songs that children love to sing, showing how tied we are to time and the cycles of our week, month, year. We're in the midst of our holiday season - days after Rosh Hashanah (New Year), days before Yom Kippur (how do you translate Yom Kippur into words that explain what it is...).
But today is an island between the two...Shabbat is coming. The house is filled with the smells of what has been cooked, and what remains to be cooked. I have meatballs simmering on the stove; rice yet to be made. I have two types of chicken in the oven; potato kugel yet to do.
So, I'll make this short and simply wish you all a Shabbat shalom. No matter what pressure there is in the world, Friday comes to bless us with the knowledge that Shabbat is not far behind.