I had dinner last night with someone who quoted a beautiful Irish saying:
“Humans aren’t meant to live long but are meant to live happy.”
And, I recently read an article comparing the view of work and vacation between Americans and Europeans:
For the most part, when Americans meet each other, they will typically ask what they do for a living vs Europeans who ask where they are going on their next vacation.
Both of these have left a real impression on me and with Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year coming soon, they are fueling my “new year thinking.”
I have already started sorting out this past year, thinking about what I could have done better, where I could have used more love and patience and how I want to improve myself for the coming year.
For this upcoming year, 5776, happiness, joy and fun are going to be priorities for me. Who knows how long we are here so why not enjoy the things we love to do with the people we love?
So, let’s get started sorting out last year and planning for this coming year, 5776. There is a wonderful quote from the poet Mary Oliver that feels perfect right now:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I’m sure Mary would be fine with you changing life to year, if you’d like. Happy New Year, L’Shana Tova to you and your family!
Jane Moritz, Chief Maven Officer, Challah Connection