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It has been a pretty harsh year. On so many accounts, the past year was filled with difficult events to process. Some very personal, others that affected the world at large, others again that touched those I cherish, and many of the events that come to mind filled a news cycle that seems to be hopping from one thing to another without giving any chance to pause and take action, but only comment briefly and blurt out some very polarized opinions.
Because of the turmoil, I find it difficult to redirect my thoughts on what has been accomplished during that past year, all these months that followed last year’s promises or vows, hopes and resolutions. If I look only at that aspect of what we went through, it makes it difficult indeed to measure how many giant steps were still taken, how many good things were carried out, and how much has been brought to fruition.
But introspection should always measure that sense of integrity for what we believe in, the mission that we have assigned ourselves to, even if we are still on the journey to fulfill it, even when there are times it feels a daunting task and we would temporarily fail at being enthusiastic about it.
This year, I have committed to a daily blog in English to participate in @imabima’s project of Elul. I will dedicate my endeavor for the רפואה שלמה complete healing of מרדכי אלעזר בן חנה מרים (Mordechai ben Chanah).
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