Lessons from Renewing My License Before the Days of Awe
It might not seem like much, but try finding all these documents in your home! It wasn't easy, but I was more taken aback by having to prove who you are to others.
1. Do you truly know yourself? 2. Do you know who YOU are? If not, how can you better find who YOU are?
3. If you feel confident that you know who YOU are, how do you think others see you? Does your perception of who you are match with their perception? Why, or why not? If not, do you want to change this? If you do want to change it, what will you do to make this happen in the New Year?
"He that fashions the hearts of them all, that considers all their actions." (Psalms 33:15)
When you renew or get a new license, and on the High Holidays, we embrace our mortality.
When I was renewing my license, I was asked the question, do you want to be an organ donor? At that moment, I was forced to think about my mortality! Driving is an awesome responsibility! We hold our lives and the lives of our fellow travelers in our hands every time we get behind the wheel, and at any moment, our lives can change in unthinkable ways. Is this so different in the normal activities that we perform on a daily basis?
1. Have I fully embraced the fragility of life?
Shanah Tovah, U'Metukah, and may all of you be inscribed in the Book of Life!