Each year I find myself feeling like the start of the high holy days is a deadline. Rosh Hashanah is the self-imposed date by which I strive to complete many of my Back-to-School tasks so that I can welcome in the New Year calmly, thoughtfully and with joy. However, as a result, the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah are often frenzied and stressful. My mantra of late has been, “It will all get done,” and I know that it will.
Thankfully, no matter how much I have left to do, Shabbat arrives, bringing with it the opportunity to relax, reflect and re-energize as we end our week and prepare for the new week ahead.
So today, a thought to consider as you enjoy the gift of Shabbat:
“Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.” ~ Henry Kissinger