Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Omer 2017 Day 15: What A Wonderful World

Day 15: Chesed in Tiferet, Loving-kindness in Beauty
What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying "how do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

Louis Armstrong sees beauty not just in rainbows, but in the kindness that people show each other with a smile or a handshake. Today is a day to act out beauty and to find beauty not just in our natural surroundings, but in the kindness of friends and strangers who make each day brighter with just a smile.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Omer 2017 Day 14: We Weren't Born to Follow

Day 14: Malchut in Gevurah, Leadership in Justice
We Weren't Born to Follow by Bon Jovi

We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe

When we see injustice, it is our responsibility to stand against it and speak up for what is right.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Omer 2017 Day 13: Forever Young

Day 13: Yesod in Gevurah, Foundation in Strength
Forever Young by Bob Dylan

May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift

Things change whether we want them to or not. The world changes, people change, perceptions change. Change can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. The whole goal of counting the Omer is to achieve some personal growth, to change for the better, but we don't have to change everything about who we are. Today, think about your strengths, the foundational characteristics of who you are that you want to hold onto and that will help you through the changes that you will face in your life.