Saturday, September 19, 2009

Be Thankful

So yesterday at sundown was the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. We went to services last night and during the sermon some of the messages and words that Rabbi Adland spoke, hit home to me and I wanted to share with all of you. He spoke about thankfulness, and how important it is be thankful for the little things in life, especially when things aren't going as well, such as the bad economy. Its very easy to get caught up in the negative-- how business is declining, health care needs reform, budgets being cut, etc etc... but what about being thankful for having your health? Your wonderful family and friends? Being thankful for our freedom? I encourage you, just has Rabbi Adland encouraged us last night, to thank all of those around you for the little things often. So right here I am thanking all of my wonderful friends for their continued support with all my endevours and changes in my life. I want to thank my incredible parents for everyhting they do for us, my wonderful in-laws for being such great grandparents. I want to thank my husband for being him. I want to thank my daughter for being the light in my life. I want to thank all of my training clients for working hard and coming back. I could go on and on... but the important thing is to thank everyone for the little things and be grateful.

The other thing that Rabbi Adland spoke about last night was taking responsibility. I also find this virtue super important. Take responsibility for having your voice heard. While we may not always agree on political battles, for example, it is your responsibility to speak your mind-- have your voice heard-- VOTE. Take responsibility at helping make this world a better place.

And to finish up my New Years post, have a happy and sweet New Year!

1 comment:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Happy New Year. Our sermon was about being in the present and moving forward no matter how bad things get. It was nice.

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