Monday, September 28, 2009
Today is Yom Kipper. It is the day of atonement. Since it is only my son and I at home now I have decided to do what we have done before. Instead of going to services, we are going to walk around the lake. We will talk about the things that we did or didn't do during the previous year and discuss what we feel were things we should atone for. Then, we will take a pebble and throw it into the water. We are done with that "bad" thing and will move on. Sometimes we even write it in a book but casting the pebble into the lake works really well. It helps to move on.
Since I have been away for several months and gained well over 10 lbs back, I have to get back into the "program". I lost a lb this week. I'm glad it's gone but have to admit that I'm a little disappointed it wasn't just a bit more. Usually the first week we lose the most. Hey, I'll take the pound. It's sure better than gaining one, that's for sure.
Today we fast. I cannot eat until sundown. It's really ok, fasting never bothered me. My son is going to fast today for the first time. He had his Bar Mitzvah this year and is considered now old enough to do this. We'll see how long it lasts.
To all my Jewish friends here I wish you an easy fast. I wish you all a wonderful, happy, healthy new year.