Doing Your Best With What You Have – An Inspirational Story

  I shared this story with my synagogue community as we welcomed the new Jewish year earlier this week: An old woman had two water cans which were attached to a yoke. Each day she put the yoke over her shoulders and went down to the river, filled the cans, and walked back to her modest hut. The water can …

Grateful To Be Alive

Today I am grateful to be alive. That’s it. Nothing fancy, nothing deep. I’m just grateful and blessed that I am healthy and here. I think about it a lot this time of year. One reason is because in a couple of days some of us celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days in which we ask God to “inscribe us in …