Saturday, September 6, 2014
#BlogElul 11: Count
Count means so many different things.
It's not just about counting numbers.
What does it mean to count, to matter?
What does it mean to be counted upon?
What does it mean for someone to depend on you...
and for you to depend on someone else?
So in the year that has passed....have we taken the time to recognize that which actually matters, that which actually counts? Have we taken the time to consider how many people count on us? Have we taken the time to consider how many people we can count upon?
with gratitude to Count-Rabbi von Anne Persin for the inspiration...
The Jewish month of Elul, which precedes the High Holy Days, is traditionally a time of renewal and reflection. It offers a chance for spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe. It is traditional to begin one’s preparation for the High Holy Days during this month with the Selichot, the prayers of forgiveness. We look to begin the year with a clean slate, starting anew, refreshed. All month, along with others, I'll be blogging a thought or two for each day to help with the month of preparation... I will be blogging here, and sharing #Elulgram photos on the same themes at imabima.tumblr.com. Follow me on twitter @imabima for all the #BlogElul posts, not only mine but others' as well! Read more about #BlogElul here.