9Six days you labor, and shall do allyour work,
10but the seventh day is a Sabbath of your Elohim. You do not do any work–you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
11For in six days made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is inthem, and rested the seventh day. Therefore blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart. ~Shemot (Exodus) 20:8-11
Well, here at tOrAh TrEnDy, we encourage Friday night dinner fests! Theme them according to the Torah portions to encourage the mitzvah of teaching the Scriptures. There are going to be many many postings on this site to help you do it so don't panic.
Another thing that the Holy Spirit led me to do was visit my husband's grandfather who was sick before I'd attend synagogue on Shabbat. My kids and I would go over to his house and visit him and Grandma Lorna without time constraints. Then, afterward we'd head to synagogue.
I am really really really thankful that we started this years ago, as Grandpa passed in September of last year. But that is not the end of the story, as now it is even more important for us to help care for Grandma who is now a widow so the visits continue and are just part of who we are.
I'm not telling you this to boast in my good deeds, as they are as filthy rags. But it doesn't HAVE to be extravagant (necessarily) what you do on the Sabbath. That is the point of why I share my personal story. Observe the simple commands of the Torah and then walk and see what happens.
You know, my last memory of Grandpa before he slipped into a coma (which none of us was prepared for or expecting after a freak complication from surgery) was us visiting him two days earlier on Shabbat. My littlest daughter at the time walked for the first time ever into his arms. The joy on his face and hearing him share a story about his father getting a special distinction at work (photos presented-a proud moment of Papa's) well, simply, I will cherish that moment for the rest of my life and I thank our Heavenly Father for the opportunity to be involved in His will...His commandments. They were/are a blessing to me much more than I have ever been a blessing to someone else through my observance. So open your eyes and look at your situation. Who is around you? Where can you apply the Torah amidst your circumstances?
And one more question for those who are seasoned Shabbat observers: what do you like to do on Shabbat?