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Write your story!

Friday, 1 May, 2020 - 7:45 am

From the second day of Pesach until the holiday of Shavuot, the Jewish people count the Omer. In Hebrew Sefirat Ha'Omer - counting of the Omer (notice the root word here - Sefirah). This is a personal journey from Passover to Shavuot, a journey of counting and rewriting our story. 

In Hebrew, the word to count is Lisph(f)or.   Notice the root of the word sphor or sapphire. In Hebrew, the two words (to count and sapphire) share almost all the same letters.   They are also related to the word shining just as a sapphire shines.

It is very evident that if you make each day count and meaningful then your days will shine. How does one do this?

For that we have yet another word in Hebrew with the same root - Sipur. This word means a story or to tell a story.

During this pandemic, it is even more important to picture yourself at the end of the day and take a few moments to recount your story - the events of the day; the things you wish you had done and the things you wish you didn't [you are not alone, most people didn't get alot of "work" done].

Now picture yourself telling tomorrow’s story, how do you want it to be? What are the things you want to be proud of in tomorrow's accomplishments? What are the things you hope to avoid tomorrow? What are the personal struggles you hope to be victorious over tomorrow?

Each evening, take a moment and write your story for tomorrow, before it happens.

See what a difference it will make in your life.

Read more about the Omer by clicking here.

Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman

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