Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday otherwise known as The Day of Atonement. With that in mind, I’m curious:
Is there anyone you need to forgive? Anyone who you wish would forgive you? Or… Is there something you should forgive YOURSELF for?
Yom Kippur tends to be a sort of New Year for me. Which, in fact, it is anyway. Last week was Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. To be honest, I don’t celebrate these holidays as heartily as I used to, but I do still get something out of them. Yom Kippur is not only a day of forgiving, but a day of deciding to do better. And there are certainly many things I could do better.
This year I’m going to try my absolute hardest to work on my patience. I feel sick to my stomach when I yell at someone who just cut me off in traffic, and G-Man is sitting in the backseat. I need to let that stuff go. He sees me do things along those lines way too often, and I do not want to set that example.
I also need to be more patient with people, including G-Man, my husband, my mom, and myself. I expect things to happen too quickly and I get very frustrated when they don’t. And sometimes I forget G is only 4, and he can’t help but be a giant goofball when I only have five minutes to get out of the house. (By the way, I love that my son is a big goofball.)
So, I am going to forgive myself for my transgressions this past year, and promise to do better in the coming year.
I’m also going to forgive myself for dropping the ball on blogging and tweeting the last couple months. And try to do better.
Now, LAY OFF!! (And answer the question. Please. If you don’t however, I’ll forgive you.)