Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I will be signing out for a day...This time it is for another Jewish holiday called Yom Kippur..or The Day of Atonement. ..(actually , sundown Tuesday evening to Sundown Wednesday evening. ) No phones, no computers, nothing....just prayer and reflection and quiet. We also fast for 27 hours..I mean..no eating, drinking ..nothing..so I have been eating more today but only healthy foods that won't drop my blood sugar too fast. I also gave up coffee about 6 days ago...which helps relieve the coffee /fast headache. I am not by any means a religious zealot, but I do follow the traditions and find they give me solace and peace. The food can be hard though..but I feel strong. I will break fast with my elderly friend like I do every year. I plan to really stay committed with the goal of being one size down by Thanksgiving.
Boy oh boy..the rest of America must think Jewish people have a ton of holidays.. LOL...so I'm hear to tell you..it calms down after this month. Here in NYC my school teacher friends of all faiths makes jokes..like.....Yeah...thanks to the Jewish People we get all of these holidays off from school...:) Things definitely close including the schools in the metro area.
So I continue to pray that I continue to try to be the best I can be, to always be kind to others and that there is peace in the world. Too much to ask? A girl can always hope:)