I didn't intend to get so frustrated with my colleagues...I'm grateful to have a job.
I didn't intend to get so overwhelmed with my overloaded calendar...I'm grateful to have a rich, full life.
In the New Year, I intend to be more patient with my Dad...and to keep doing things together with him.
In the New Year, I intend to speak up...in the workplace and elsewhere.
In the New Year, I intend to schedule time for me, even if it's just to stay home and read...or do nothing at all.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha-olam for giving us a fresh opportunity to be the people we continually intend to be.
Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this #BlogElul 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.