Saturday, October 4, 2008

Rosh Hashannah

Well, the Jewish new year has come and gone. We Jews dipped apples in honey, threw bread into rivers, and blew oversized ram's horns all over the world, and thus ushered in a brand new cycle in the neverending circle of life. Fun fun fun.

The great thing about his time of year is that it gives us a time to zoom out for a second from our daily concerns. We get so caught up in our lives, with school, work, friends, social pressures, and so much more, that we almost neve have time to just take a minute and take a look at the bigger picture, to be thankful for all that we have. The truth is, it's not often that we have some time to look back on the past year and reflect on what we've done, good and bad. And more so, it's not often that we take a look at how much we have to be grateful for, and realize how incredibly lucky and blessed we are to have all that we have.

Gratefulness, I think, is key to a happy life. Rosh Hashannah, in many ways, gives me a reason to look at this again, and I hope to make it a core part of my philosophy. Consider it.

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