Monday, September 19, 2016
The feeling reminds me of high school, when I’d study as far into the night as I could before asking my dad to wake me early. With my mind and body refreshed, it always was easier to finish an assignment, review notes for a quiz, or read a chapter and be ready to discuss it in class than it would have been the night before.
These days, though, no matter how much sleep I get, morning never finds me fully refreshed, energized, motivated, or enthused. I sometimes long for those seemingly simpler times – and wonder what it would take to once again awaken excited about the day ahead.
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.