Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shana Tova Umetuka

Tis' the season. The season of new. New beginnings, a new year, and new chances. Every year I sit here before Rosh Hashanah and think. Think about the past year and think about the coming year. I think about what I want to carry with me into the coming year and I think about what I want to leave behind.

This year I have the chance to leave some "stuff" behind in the past year. It's a chance to begin the year anew and fresh. It won't be easy, but I know that entering the new year with this attitude will be good for my soul, good for my psyche. I cannot let this "stuff" get in the way of my finding the sweetness around me.

And at the same time, I have so much sweetness in my life right now that I get to carry into the new year. A wonderful placement, wonderful friends, and sweet supportive family members there for me when I need them most. It may be hard to find the sweetness in life, but I'm taking it upon myself to look for the sweet lining whenever I can this year.
And as this Rosh Hashanah approaches, it marks 3 years since I saw my Bubbe. The sadness I feel surrounding her yarzheit does take away, slightly, from the sweetness of this holiday, but I try to hold onto the sweet memories I have with her. And this year I am using that to help me with my new attitude for the year.

Let go of the negative, embrace the memories, and move into the new year with an open mind and heart.

12 thoughts on the matter:

tinajo said... {Reply}

Enjoy this time - I wish you a great Rosh Hashanah! :-)

MarieHarmony said... {Reply}

Have a lovely time! Lots of projects, starting again new and remembering the positive is a great mindset to have......it can only give birth to great things
Take care

Ruth said... {Reply}

what a thoughtful post, I was so interested in your new positive attitude, it'll really help when there are hard days, meanwhile, you have some wonderful photo's on your blog! You're a great photographer :)

deb duty said... {Reply}

Lovely post and a beautiful collage, Tamar.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

"Let go of the negative, embrace the memories, and move into the new year with an open mind and heart." Exactly. :)

Have a wonderful Rosh Hashanah, Tamar.

Cedar said... {Reply}

Oh your apple collage is fantastic! Have a great Holiday!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said... {Reply}

Such a sweet post, Tamar. Sure hope it's an amazing year for you and yours!

sherri lynn said... {Reply}

I love fresh beginnings!

Ewa said... {Reply}

such a lovely post!

Marilyn said... {Reply}

Hello, great post.. Love the pictures.. Love your blog here.. Im officially following per linky over ar Deb Duty :)) Excited to hopefully get to share in more blog reads with ya..I'm Marilyn over at http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com , hope you can stop in sometime (I actually have a link party going on that your post will fit in if you don't mind sharing :)) ..TY

Serline said... {Reply}

Thanks for sharing your special day and happiness with us.:)

Melanie said... {Reply}

I adore the 1st shot. It's so sipmle, but is filled w/ so much love. It says so much. That's a beautiful picture!