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Blessings – Day 18

Wonderful, full day today. Too much Chinese food, reinstatement of a beloved family tradition,decorating gingerbread cookies (and a fortune cookie), and about to watch “White Christmas” – another annual tradition.           Day 18/Verse 18 of acrostic … Continue reading

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Blessings – Day 17

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!! May you revel in the spirituality of the day, have a wonderful time with all you are with (even if only yourself), and remember that we are all here together,whatever religion, ready to love … Continue reading

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Blessings – Day 14

Blessings sinking in a little today… Day 14/Verse 14 of acrostic prayer poem*:   Thank you God for the blessing of neglect, for noticing to navigate needs. Each day for 26 days – counting from December 8, 2014 – I … Continue reading

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Blessings – Day 11

Exhaustion set in today, along with the hint of a cold. Ugh. Day 11/Verse 11 of acrostic prayer poem*:   Thank you God for the blessing of karma, for knack of knowing knocks. Each day for 26 days – counting … Continue reading

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#BlogElul11: Count

            Each night, I count my blessings shortly before I count sheep because sheep come before sleep which comes before morning when I once again count my blessings.   I’ve decided to participate for the … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 2: Act

            My actions have not always been successful too much drama too little forethought more Quick Draw McGraw than Oblomov (my favorite literary character who took 60 pages to get out of bed).   Too … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 1: Do

              Be present be mindful be connected       to self       to family       to the world. Ponder deeply with honesty without judgment       who have I hurt       why have I hurt       … Continue reading

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Grief – Two Months In

Grief is an odd emotion. It enters your being before you realize it, when you least expect it. You think you’re coping well – on the mend, even – and it hits you in the gut. A sucker punch. Doubles you over … Continue reading

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Grief or Greed?

Shabbat services have been a staple of my life for years now. I go for many reasons: community, peace, prayer, and to find God. God inside me, or God as an outside source of strength. Sometimes, both. Tonight, I was … Continue reading

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Grieving My Mother’s Death

Grief has walked beside me for much of my life.  I have grieved loss of childhood, loss of innocence, loss of trust, loss of intimacy, loss of hope, loss of confidence, loss of loss.  You name it, I’ve grieved it. … Continue reading

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