Friday, September 9, 2016

#BlogElul: Choose

Sometimes I’m a slow learner. It’s taken me many decades to figure out these important lessons – and to incorporate them into my life:
  1. I can choose to say “no” without being mean, nasty, or selfish.
  2. The way I choose to organize and spend my free time is up to me, and I don’t have to justify my choices to anyone.
  3. It’s OK to choose differently than others, as long as I’m comfortable with the choices I make for myself.
  4. Deciding not to choose is a choice itself.
  5. Choosing friends is perhaps the most important choice of all.
  6. From time to time, everyone makes less than great choices. Deal with them positively and move on.
I’m looking forward to making powerful, positive choices in the new year.

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.