Saturday, March 28, 2015

#BlogExodus: To Rise....Or Not

Growing up, my sister and I learned the importance of rising to the occasion – to meet the challenges we faced, to deal with difficult or unexpected situations, and to do what was needed, even if it wasn't  what we’d planned or anticipated. 

Indeed, rising to the occasion is a valuable life skill that should be a part of everyone’s toolkit. Equally important, however, is knowing when it's OK to stay home -- flat as matzah. 

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this post is one in a series marking the days of the Jewish month of Nisan leading up to Passover, which begins at sundown on Friday, April 3, corresponding to 15 Nisan. If you want to play along, check out this year's #BlogExodus and #ExodusGram prompts.  This series of posts also is priming my heart, mind, and spirit to participate in a six-day summer writing seminar, Beyond Walls:  Spiritual Writing at Kenyon.