As a new year approaches, we would like to thank you for being part of this community and wish you a year full of blessing, love, success, pleasure and transcendence! Rosh HaShana and the holidays that follow are often a time of reflection and of setting hopes, dreams and goals for the coming year.
We asked our team members:
What is your Rosh HaShana resolution, and / or what are you hoping for (to achieve, complete, or just any hope you have!) in the new year?
Oh, Lord. My main resolutions are to spend time with family and continue to help others and do good, but in small ways – not monumental ones. My unspoken (but I suppose now written) resolution is to do a bit less. I tend to take on a lot of things simultaneously (projects, hobbies and social obligations). Though I often thrive on being busy, in the new year I hope to scale back and embrace a slightly slower pace.
Ahhh, here we go again..Another end, Another beginning, Another season, Another reason For makin’ whoopee..
Rosh Hashanah is indeed an interesting time. I personally try not to call my decision making a ‘Resolution,’ as it is too big of a word, a bit intimidating and well…not so sexy.
I tend to relate to this holiday as another turn in the road where I can decide if I speed up or slow down, stop for a few breathers or hurry to my next rest stop up ahead. The way I see it, I have an incessant dialogue with the big guy upstairs, well, I babble and he sends clues as to my inquiries, regardless – I’d like to say that we are in a firm relationship!
An interesting Rosh Hashanah custom known as Tashlikh – Casting off “sins” into a river has always been intriguing to me and I follow that habitude throughout the year, hurling my lewd tendencies in a form of a written poetic expression or a tender yet forceful night of passion with my choice of a lover… As one of my favorite writers, Anne Rice, puts it: “That was my nature – going from temptation after temptation, not to sin, but to be redeemed!”Shannah Tova, you chosen people, you Bisous I find Rosh Hashanah to be kind of pointless, but then I find myself making resolutions anyway. So this year I’m working on making fewer assumptions. I tend to be quick to assume all kinds of things about others, and I know it’s not fair, and does crappy things to my relationships. So I’m trying to stop. Shanah Tova!