Wishing You a Happy, Healthy Rosh Hashana
This weekend is Rosh Hashana - the Jewish new year. For those who celebrate, it is a time of reflection, repentance, renewal, and gratitude. But you certainly don't need to be Jewish to take a step back and reflect.
A lot of the prayers in the Rosh Hashana service focus on community. We come together as a group and pray for ourselves and each other. There is a real notion of togetherness. I think that idea is more pressing now more than ever. We are all, quite literally, relying on each other to get through this extraordinarily difficult time. It is a frightening yet comforting thought.
I know that a focusing on gratitude has helped me get through this challenging time. If you find yourself feeling lost, I invite you to refocus on both mindfulness and gratitude. Find just one to three things to be thankful for each day. Take a few minutes to focus on your breath. And remember, you are never alone. You are part of a larger community, working together towards healing and making the world a little bit better. And if you need a personal reminder, never hesitate to reach out. I truly love hearing from you.
To those who are celebrating the holiday - I know that this year is quite different. I hope that you can find joy in the new traditions that you've hopefully discovered. Wishing you all a shana tovah u'metukah - a happy, healthy, and sweet new year. May it be filled with light and love.
Sending you love and health.