Today is the first day of the third week of the Omer, the week of tiferet. This week we focus on beauty, harmony, balance, and compassion. This reminder to find balance in my life could not have come at a better time - my life has been heavily skewed to the work side of things right now as our eight person office prepares to send 1,200 people to Israel for the Maccabiah Games. The balancing act of life - juggling work tasks, home responsibilities, and personal relationships - is getting away from me and I have been working extra hard to keep the tension from affecting my friendships. But today, spring arrived with temperatures around 80 degrees and I took my first real lunch break since last fall to just walk around outside. That 45 minutes away from my desk did wonders. With more balance in my life, I have a spring in my step and I'm ready to spread the love.
My advice for today: Go outside. Stretch. Smile.
Good advice from Baz Luhrmann