“They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the LORD, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more.” `- Jeremiah 31:12
Our family is extremely grateful for the blessings of a good harvest, health, friends and family. It’s been a year of ups and downs as we struggle on in this life journey.
Many have written to us and shared their personal struggles. We are extremely touched that you have taken us into your confidence. We know that many of our readers have been going through trials, such as: cancer; recent death of a former volunteer; lingering, debilitating illness of a long time friend; economic troubles; unfounded lies and rumors; relationship problems. Also, the world, as a whole, has been going through its own upheavals in nature, economics and political divisions.
We, too, are not immune from tribulations. However, at this time of year, we must not forget our dedication to our Creator, our fellowman and the planet. It is through the struggles that have, hopefully, made us better people as we strive to serve faithfully in the best way we can.
During this time of the year, we take time out to remember and to reflect so that we can live more purposefully & faithfully through the coming year. We wish you and yours a bountiful and blessed year, full of happiness, joy and especially meaning and purpose.
I’ll be taking a few days off from blogging to rejoice in the Holyday Season upon us. Hugs to all.
Here is something on which to reflect :
“So as we observe the state of the nation and the world, see their progress and their struggle, we can and we should observe the state of our own being. Not only in terms of how much more we are doing, observing and learning, but also in terms of how much more deeply and sensitively we are living.”
– Rabbi David Lapin on Rosh Hashanah