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Note: I will be Counting the Omer for a total of 49 days, from Passover to Shavuot or from Slavery to Freedom.  For many, this is simply the Counting the Omer; for me, it is a time to actively reflect on different middot (character traits) that will lead me to my own rebirth.

Middah (character trait) focus: Finding/Seeking the positive

Goodness and harshness are part of life.  The question is how you decide to see what is unfolding in front of you?  I tend to find the gifts in the challenges; it is just how I have chosen to walk through life.  This attitude doesn’t mean I don’t experience sadness and unfairness in life, it just means that I seek light that will wrap whatever package is in front of me.

This morning as I struggled with some of the challenges I am facing two quotes showed up as a reminder to how I want to walk in the world and how I want to see things.

Since today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day, consider:

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Viktor Frankl

The second quote which showed up to remind me of one of my core values:

 “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ~ John Lubbock

May each and every storm we face remind us of the beauty can emerge both in the midst of the darkness and in the aftermath too.

Light emerges out of darkness.

Light emerges out of darkness.

 

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