Last month, Jewish people all over the world celebrated a day known as Rosh Hashanah. It is the Jewish New Year. It is a great time of celebration and thanksgiving for a fresh start and a time of refreshing in expectation of the year ahead. As I reflected on all that has happened during the past year in my life, I became emotional thinking about all of my blessings and the newness that was beginning as the season in my life was changing.
Many people have difficulty with change. Having to start over, move, lose something, end a relationship, never has a great feeling attached to it. Just as the seasons change in nature and bring new things, we must accept and embrace the new that is happening in our lives. This signifies and points to the expectation of a new beginning and of something greater than what was before. If you're feeling stuck or stagnate in your life, I encourage you to not be so comfortable in where you are that you're not willing to take a risk and grab a hold to what opportunities are coming your way. It's time to live your life and go forward and grow with openness to all that is to come.
“Do not remember the things that have happened before. Do not think about the things of the past. See, I will do a new thing. It will begin happening now. Will you not know about it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."