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Neilah - Go UP!©

Go UP!© - Neilah 2015/5776 Rabbi David Baum Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
This year, my siblings got me a new gadget for my birthday, something called a Fit Bit. You know you’re getting older when you get exercise trackers for your birthday.

But I am getting to an age where I do need to take better care of myself, to exercise more, and this device helps me become better because I can keep track of my steps.Now, instead of sitting on the couch at night, I’ll be pacing in my house at night if I’m close to 10,000 steps.
But Fit Bits are all about reaching that goal, 10,000 steps a day.When you reach that goal, your arm starts vibrating – it’s like your arm is cheering for you – you’ve accomplished the goal.But what happens when you don’t reach that goal?I was recently at my doctor’s office and the nurse said, “hey, nice fit bit, do you like it?”I answered, yes, and she continued, “I used to have one, but I never got up to 10,000 steps, so I took it off.”
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