Friday, August 23, 2013

The Blessing of Awakening Anew: A #BlogElul Post

Whenever someone asks me about being divorced, I usually start with the same answer:
"I literally awoke one day knowing that I couldn't live the rest of my life the way I'd been living it for the last 13 years."
I think I'd known the truth for a really long time, but until that morning, I wasn't ready to deal with the reality.

Today, more than 11 years later, I still feel the elation that came from having awoken in time to remake my life for the better.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, who offers us endless opportunities to awaken anew, with the potential to re-imagine and reinvent ourselves again and again and again. Amen.

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima,this post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.