Year 5775 and 5776

The last week has brought with it a wealth of emotions. Perhaps it is because between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, my spiritual side has been reeling with what the last year has brought upon it.  As well as making amends with all that it has been dealt and has dwelled with the last year. I realized a few things about myself and life as I know it right now in no particular order: 

  1. It is completely acceptable to cry and be emotional. Allowing myself to have feelings flow through me and out is healthy and necessary at times.
  2. Communicating is important, however setting limits and boundaries is also healthy.
  3. ❤ ❤ I want the world to know how lucky I am to have the most amazing human for a sister E-V-E-R. I love you Debbie. ❤ ❤
  4. I am strong and capable of standing up when I need to be, but sometimes I do not want to and that is completely reasonable. 
  5. Not everyone has the same expectations or priorities as you.
  6. Life is complicated, at times messy, and really above all else, beautiful.
  7. The ups and downs I experience in day to day life, make up the most impactful moments of my life. 
  8. Breathe in deeply every morning before walking into what the day brings is a beautiful gift. 
  9. Forgive yourself.
  10. Bask in the glow of possibility and curiosity.
  11. Allow the changes that lie ahead to occur.
  12. Let go of your desires for control.
  13. Pursue honesty.
  14. Tell those whom I love how much they mean to me all the time, but more importantly SHOW these feelings through actions.
  15. Daily goals for a healthy mind, body, and spirit makes for a happier me.
  16. Reflect, write, and re-write.
  17. Appreciate my body and all that it can provide for me every day.
  18. Love. Remember to show love, give love to others, and above all else yourself.

18 makes לחיים.  To Life. Sparkle on.

Debbie and I

5 thoughts on “Year 5775 and 5776

  1. Thank you for sharing what you have learned. I appreciate this type of reflection so much in my own life and am always fascinated by it in others. Thank you for all you give Rachel to the world around you. I think of you and Debbie often.

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