Thursday, September 15, 2016

#BlogElul: Forgive

My father often tells me I expect too much.

He is right -- and I am frequently disappointed and frustrated.

I expect a lot (I'm not sure it's too much) from others and I expect a lot (again, I'm not sure it's too much) from myself.

With high expectations it is difficult to forgive -- myself and, unfortunately, others as well.

How long will it take me to learn to cut everyone -- including myself -- some slack?

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.