Saturday, September 12, 2015

#BlogElul 29: Return

Once again, we've returned to the brink of a new year.

Thanks to #BlogElul, I've spent the last 29 days (or most of them, anyway) thinking about and reflecting upon my actions and reactions during the last year.

Moving forward, there are situations to which I hope to return again and again and again.

Others, not so much.

Here's hoping that 5776 returns all of us to times of joy, laughter, and opportunities to act in ways that make us proud.

When it returns us to situations in which we've missed the mark or are less than proud of our past behaviors, it's as though life's granting us a "do over," a chance to remember the lessons of Elul, and an opportunity to be our better selves.

May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a good and sweet year.  Shana tova u'metuka.  

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.