Monday, September 4, 2017

#BlogElul 5777: Seven Things to Learn in the New Year

As a lifelong learner, I’d like to learn (at least) these seven things in the new year. Some of them, in fact, may take a lifetime to learn.
  1. It’s not personal, even if it feels that way.
  2. I cannot control everything, but I can control my reactions.
  3. Don’t worry until it’s necessary.
  4. Life isn’t always fair.
  5. Good guys don’t always win.
  6. Not everyone who leads is a leader.
  7. At the end of the day, leave the day behind.
Time to get busy!

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.