Wishing you all a good, sweet Jewish New Year. L'shanah Tovah Tikateivu!
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Welcome back to Heads or Tails Tuesday! If you want to participate, check out the weekly theme and then have fun - you can free associate, be very literal, or anything in between.
Today's Theme? Recipe
I feel like focusing on the word "Recipe," particularly in regards to the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShanah, coming up on Monday night, September 29. Here goes:
What is the recipe for a good year? What encourages God to write our names in the Book of Life for the coming year? Though we should be aiming for goodness, honesty, and compassion all year, the High Holy Days really remind us the importance of owning up to our mistakes and trying harder the next time. Here is our yearly opportunity to remember the past year, reflect on our actions, and promise ourselves, our friends, and God, that we will do better in the coming year.
The prayerbook tells us that three things can temper God's severe decree: Tzedakah (charity), T'shuvah (repentance) and Tefilah (prayer). Adding more of these three acts into our lives can make our days more meaningful, and can truly aid in the repair of the world. Yet, these are not the only ingredients, I would like to suggest, for our recipe for being a good person.
New ingredients for a good life:
What would you add? What is your recipe for being a good person and living a good life?
Figured I would share some recent pics of my calico, Precious, and my sister's cat, Caramel :)
Precious, about to expound on her "theory of everything"....
The girls hanging out together, resting after a difficult day of sleeping, eating, and pooping...
In this shot, I was getting ready to complete my grandest aria yet! They inspire me, I tell you.
Hope all is well with you guys!!
Lindsay and I had a chance to see a live taping of the Rachael Ray show last week. I must have submitted the ticket request about six months ago, and then totally forgot about it. All of the sudden, I got an email saying that I had been selected to receive tickets, and the show was coming up! So, we took the morning off of work and went down to the studio (in Midtown Manhattan). The picture above is us waiting for over an hour in line....