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Holiest Day of the Year

Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish Calendar.  It’s the day that your fate for the coming year is sealed.  I’ll make this brief since the day is to be filled with thoughts about healing, repentance, and remembrance.  I know that religions all have holy days, but in the true spirit of the life we’ve all been given; isn’t every day a holy day.

Following the diagnosis of an illness wouldn’t it make sense that every day is considered holy?  Wouldn’t it make sense to make amends all along the say, not just at appointed times of the calendar year?  When you wake up in the morning isn’t that the miracle of the day?  Obviously if you can live any day without pain or suffering (physical, emotional or spiritual) you’ve hit the jackpot.

On this, the holiest day of the Jewish year I wish you peace, health, and happiness in the coming year.  I hope to be able to spend this time with you next year.  Peace!


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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