Monday, September 28, 2009

Quick, before its too late...

One of the things that I love about the Jews is Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. This is the day that the Jews believe that God makes his (or her, if you are ultra Reformed) final marks in the book of life for the year to come.

The idea is that between the Jewish New Year (which was ten days ago) and tonight at Sundown, you are supposed to look over your life in the previous year and ask for forgiveness for all the wrongs that you have done to others. If sincere, God grants you "pass" for the year to come.

What I like about it is that whether or not it is true (I think it is, you may not, its your decision, no pressure, just think about, ok?) it gives one a chance to look back over a period of time and ask yourself, could I have been a better person.

So today, take a couple minutes and think about you life over the year. Could you have been a little nicer to someone? Kept your temper when you should have? Maybe did a really good deed? Made it a point to call your mother (or any other family member) just to say "hello...I'm thinking of you..." or any other thing that you think could enhance the lives of those around you and make a commitment to be a better person in the time to come.

It could save your life. At the very least, couldn't hurt, could it.

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