Sure, when it comes to my day-to-day life, I'd like a bit more financial stability, less stress (OK, a significant reduction in stress would be great), and some tweaks in my professional world, but who wouldn't?
And yes, general up-ticks in integrity, honesty, and politeness would make the world more tolerable as would finding an appropriate way to unload the anger and frustration I seem to carry around with me -- mostly because of the lack of said integrity, honesty, and politeness.
In the big picture, though, I have what matters most: health, family, friends, and -- aside from being part of Manhattan's ever-dwindling middle class -- general contentment with my lot.
How very lucky I am that the most I ever search for is my next read.
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.