Saturday, September 16, 2017

#BlogElul 5777: Create

Creating a better me in the new year is a matter of more of some things, less of others.

More this:

  • Listening
  • Compassion
  • Smiling
  • Critical thinking
  • Speaking up
  • Slowing down
  • Patience

And less this:

  • Judging
  • Eye-rolling
  • Negativity
  • Exasperation
  • Anxiety
  • Stewing
  • Worrying
  • Guilt

At this time next year, I’d like to look back and see that I successfully created a balance that incorporates: taking care of myself; being a good sister, daughter, niece, aunt, friend, and citizen; and doing my part to build a better world.

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 precede the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serve as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.